Spatial distribution of malignant tissue in gliomas: correlations of 11C-L-methionine positron emission tomography and perfusion- and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Tietze2015SpatialDO,
  title={Spatial distribution of malignant tissue in gliomas: correlations of 11C-L-methionine positron emission tomography and perfusion- and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Anna Tietze and Jens K. Boldsen and Kim Mouridsen and Lars Riisgaard Ribe and Suzan E. Dyve and S. O. S. Cortnum and Leif \Ostergaard and Per Borghammer},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2015},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={1135-44}
}
BACKGROUND The prognosis of glioma patients is contingent on precise target selection for stereotactic biopsies and the extent of tumor resection. (11)C-L-methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET) demonstrates tumor heterogeneity and invasion with high diagnostic accuracy. PURPOSE To compare the spatial tumor distribution delineated by MET PET with that by perfusion- and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in order to understand the diagnostic value of these MRI… CONTINUE READING