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Comparing Respiratory Gated With Delayed Scans in the Detection of Colorectal Carcinoma Hepatic and Pulmonary Metastases With 18F-FDG PET-CT.
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PMID:  23751828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: In patients experiencing colorectal carcinoma, exhaustive analysis of indicates extent of hepatic and pulmonary surgery that prolongs survival of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: To localize metastasis, we compared 2 F-FDG PET-CT imaging protocols, early respiratory gated scan, and delayed scan, to standard PET imaging procedure. SUVmax and lesion-to-healthy tissue ratio were measured in 60 pulmonary and 21 hepatic lesions by each of the 2 imaging protocols. RESULTS: In the liver, metastatic lesion-to-healthy tissue ratios significantly increased on delayed scans as compared with early scans (P < 0.001). Better ratios could not be obtained when using respiratory gated scans, whereas more lesions were detected on delayed scans. In the lungs, metastatic lesion- to-healthy tissue ratio increased significantly on delayed scans for largest lesions (P < 0.001). Ratios were not better when exploring smallest metastatic lesions or when using respiratory gated scans. Factors interfering with F-FDG PET-CT sensitivity are discussed, such as respiratory motion and high FDG physiological uptake in healthy liver parenchyma. CONCLUSIONS: Our studies indicate that routine acquisitions should use delayed hepatic scans for all patients referred for evaluation, recurrence check, or monitoring of colorectal adenocarcinoma. Delayed pulmonary scans are useful for the largest metastatic lesions and should be used in addition to early scan. In our experience, respiratory gated scans seem to be less convenient because of a low sensitivity in detection, as compared with the delayed technique; in addition, this technique is currently complicated by some technical issues, although these might be overcome with new gated protocols.
Stéphanie Hassler; Fabrice Hubele; André Constantinesco; Christian Goetz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
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Created Date:  2013-6-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Service de médecine nucléaire, CLCC Paul Strauss, 3 rue de la porte de l'hôpital, BP 30042, 67065 Strasbourg Cedex, France; and †Service de médecine nucléaire, Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, France.
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