FET PET reveals considerable spatial differences in tumour burden compared to conventional MRI in newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

Affiliation

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3, -4, -5), Forschungszentrum Juelich, 52425, Juelich, Germany. [Email]

Abstract

Areas of contrast enhancement (CE) on MRI are usually the target for resection or radiotherapy target volume definition in glioblastomas. However, the solid tumour mass may extend beyond areas of CE. Amino acid PET can detect parts of the tumour that show no CE. We systematically investigated tumour volumes delineated by amino acid PET and MRI in patients with newly diagnosed, untreated glioblastoma.

Keywords

Amino acid PET,FET PET tumour volume,FLAIR hyperintensity,MRI contrast enhancement,Target volume definition,Volumetry,