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[11C]methionine pancreatic scanning with positron emission computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  317298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By the use of [11C]methionine and positron computed tomography (PCT), images of the pancreas were obtained in 32 patients. The injection of between 10 and 20 mCi of this product enables four to six transverse sections to be obtained. Seventeen of the patients studied had no exocrine pancreatic disease, and in all these cases the pancreas was clearly visible. In four cases of pancreatic carcinoma and one of retroperitoneal tumor, there were abnormalities visible. In five cases of chronic pancreatitis, no pancreatic uptake was observed. In a sixth case, concentration was visible, but only in the head of the pancreas. One case of acute pancreatitis, which showed no concentration during the acute phase, returned to normal after recovery. When visible, the pancreas was easily located and distinguishable from the intestinal image, except in two cases that were uninterpretable for technical reasons. No false positive or negative was observed, but a differential diagnosis between cancer and pancreatitis was impossible.
A Syrota; D Comar; M Cerf; D Plummer; M Mazière; C Kellershohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1979 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-16     Completed Date:  1980-06-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  778-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Diagnosis, Differential
Methionine / diagnostic use*
Pancreas / radionuclide imaging*
Pancreatic Diseases / radionuclide imaging
Pancreatic Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbon Radioisotopes; 63-68-3/Methionine

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