Surgical target selection in cerebral glioma surgery: linking methionine (MET) PET image fusion and neuronavigation.

@article{Roessler2007SurgicalTS,
  title={Surgical target selection in cerebral glioma surgery: linking methionine (MET) PET image fusion and neuronavigation.},
  author={Klaus Roessler and Brigitte Gatterbauer and Alexander Becherer and Mauro Pierucci Paul and Kurt Kletter and Daniela Prayer and Romana Hoeftberger and Johannes Hainfellner and Susanne Asenbaum and Engelbert Knosp},
  journal={Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={
          273-80
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the histological correlate of (11)C-methionine (MET) PET uptake of brain gliomas by image fusion for navigated surgery. METHODS Twenty-seven patients (18 male, 9 female; mean age 42 years; range 11-77 years; 8 low-grade and 11 high-grade astrocytomas or mixed gliomas, 8 oligodendrogliomas) underwent MET PET studies preoperatively. RESULTS MET PET tumor uptake was detected in 26 of 27 patients (96.3%). The quantitative MET tumor… CONTINUE READING
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