Normal brain metabolism on FDG PET/MRI during childhood and adolescence.
Thomas W Barber, Duncan Veysey, Baki Billah, Peter Francis
Nucl Med Commun | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate normal patterns of brain metabolism determined by F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET)/MRI during childhood and adolescence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was carried out on all paediatric patients who underwent FDG PET/MRI at our institution between March 2016 and August 2017. Exclusion criteria were neurological disease, central nervous system metastases, previous chemotherapy/radiotherapy, general anaesthesia/sedation and medications suspected to affect cerebral metabolism. Standardized uptake value (SUV)mean and SUVmax were calculated for 12 brain grey matter regions. Subgroup analysis of childhood (≤10 years o..View full abstract