Brain Tumor PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.

PET/CT Utilization for Brain Tumor

  1. Diagnosing, characterizing and grading before treatment

  2. Diagnosing, characterizing and grading of possible recurrence

  3. Assessing the extent of tumor for treatment planning

  4. Excluding brain metastatic disease

  5. Differentiating benign from malignant tumors

  6. Directing biopsy

  7. Monitoring treatment response

  8. Differentiating recurrence from radiation necrosis or scar tissue

Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY. 2006.

Title Description Author
Case 01 Follow-up after surgery and radiation University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA