The efficacy of PET-CT for predicting the malignant potential of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

@article{Yoshikawa2012TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of PET-CT for predicting the malignant potential of gastrointestinal stromal tumors},
  author={Kozo Yoshikawa and Mitsuo Shimada and Nobuhiro Kurita and Hirohiko Sato and T Hisato Iwata and Shinya Morimoto and Tomohiko Miyatani and Hideya Kashihara and Chie Takasu and Noriko Muto Matsumoto},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={1162-1167}
}
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common sarcoma of the intestinal tract. The risk category is usually determined by tumor size and mitotic count, but accurate preoperative diagnosis of GIST is very difficult. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of positron emission tomography (PET)-CT for predicting the malignant potential of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Ten patients with GIST who underwent a preoperative PET-CT examination were divided into two groups by… CONTINUE READING