Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of FET-PET in adult patients with an MRI based suspicion of a supratentorial WHO Grade II glioma

M. Kunz, G. Pöpperl, R. Egensperger, J.-C. Tonn, H. Kretzschmar & F.-W. Kreth
Objective: Histological grading of gliomas is mandatory to assess prognosis and determine treatment concepts. Conventional MRI using T1 (± gadolinium) and T2 sequences lacks diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. Significant diagnostic improvement has been shown for metabolic imaging such as [18F]-fluoroethyl-thyrosine[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]