Imaging

FDG PET for neuroendocrine cancer

PET that uses FDG (a type of tagged sugar) is not all that sensitive in neuroendocrine cancers(NET). This means that it may not pick up some neuroendocrine cancers. Specificity means that what it does pick up is really cancer and not some other false positive. However, other imaging modalities also had disadvantages as well as advantages.  One study revealed that for neuroendocrine tumors, PET that used 18F-FDOPA was more accurate (sensitivity,

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