Thallium-201 tumor/cardiac ratio estimation of residual astrocytoma.

  title={Thallium-201 tumor/cardiac ratio estimation of residual astrocytoma.},
  author={James M. Mountz and K A Stafford-Schuck and Paul E Mckeever and James A Taren and William H. Beierwaltes},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={68 5},
Treatment of high-grade astrocytoma includes surgery, chemotherapy, and various methods of irradiation. Radiation therapy usually results in necrosis and edema around the primary tumor site. Contrast-enhanced computerized tomography (CT) and standard radionuclide imaging techniques are unable to reliably distinguish recurrent tumor from necrosis or edema… CONTINUE READING