PET/CT in Adrenal Glands

  • Alexandra V. Nikaki


Adrenal glands serve as potential sites for secondary infiltration of various cancers. Moreover, primary tumors can arise, either from the cortex or from the medulla of the glands. Single photon emitters with g-camera procedures have long been used for evaluation of primary tumors with high sensitivity and specificity. F-18–FDG-PET/CT has mostly been evaluated as a diagnostic tool in detection of adrenal metastasis, while other positron radiopharmaceuticals have been used for the identification and evaluation of disease extent in primary adrenal tumors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra V. Nikaki
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PhysiologyKanta-Hame Central HospitalHameenlinnaFinland
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CTHygeia HospitalAthensGreece

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