O-(2-18F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) uptake kinetic with parametric mapping is superior in predicting tumor grade in gliomas

Christian Ewelt, Marion Rapp, Walter Stummer, Michael Sabel & Karl-Josef Langen
Objective: Treatment and prognosis of gliomas depends on tumor grade. We investigated whether extended analyses of O-(2-18F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) uptake kinetics provide results superior to those of standard tumor-to-background ratios in predicting tumor grade in glioma patients. Methods:[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]