Positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of brain tumors

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Abstract

PET and SPECT are useful adjuncts to MRI and CT scanning in presurgical estimations of brain tumor grade and in noninvasive differentiation tumor necrosis from recurrence. Thus, they can aid patient management. PET provides early assessments of metabolic and physiologic changes in brain tumors following treatment and monitors drug delivery to tumor. The ability to acquire this information may lead to more effective brain tumor treatment protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-305
Number of pages19
JournalNeurologic clinics
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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