Journal article

How we read: the combined use of MRI and novel PET tracers for the characterisation and treatment planning of masses in neuro-oncology

Arian Lasocki, Rodney J Hicks

CANCER IMAGING | BMC | Published : 2019


Technical advances in imaging are well demonstrated by MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography). Excellent anatomical detail and a lack of ionising radiation make MRI the standard of care for most neuroimaging indications, and advanced sequences are providing an ever-growing ability for lesion characterisation. PET utilising the tracer fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose is widely used in oncology, while newer PET tracers are able to target a growing number of metabolic pathways and cell membrane receptors. The sequential use of these modalities harnesses the strengths of both, providing complementary diagnostic and therapeutic information.Here we outline the ways i..

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