Positron-emission tomography of the pancreas: A preliminary study

E. Buonocore, Karl Hubner

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Abstract

Twenty-seven patients with suspected pancreatic disease were examined with emission computed tomography (ECT) with 11C-labeled amino acids. Of 24 patients with known clinical outcome, there were 1 false positive and 2 false negative results. One finding of interest was the increased concentration of radiopharmaceutical that accurately delineated the presence and extent of 4 pancreatic carcinomas and 1 lymphoma. In the normal subjects, ECT reliably identified the pancreas. Disadvantages of ECT include the need for a cyclotron and high-quality hot chemistry laboratory, and the relatively long scanning time. The advantage of ECT is that it offers a unique opportunity to image biologic activity of the pancreas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology
Volume133
Issue number1 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Emission-Computed Tomography
Positron-Emission Tomography
Pancreas
Cyclotrons
Pancreatic Diseases
Radiopharmaceuticals
Lymphoma
Amino Acids

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Positron-emission tomography of the pancreas : A preliminary study. / Buonocore, E.; Hubner, Karl.

In: Radiology, Vol. 133, No. 1 I, 01.01.1979, p. 195-201.

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Buonocore, E. ; Hubner, Karl. / Positron-emission tomography of the pancreas : A preliminary study. In: Radiology. 1979 ; Vol. 133, No. 1 I. pp. 195-201.
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