PET Measurement of Tumor Metabolism in Patients with Gliomas
Brain tumors are considered to have well-integrated metabolic systems, because each tumor survives and maintains an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) level and energy charge. Diversity of metabolic patterns was noted in specimens of human brain tumors . Biochemical assay may not always reflect in vivo enzyme activities and the metabolites of resected tumor tissues: it is not pure and is usually contaminated with heterogenous materials such as necroses and stromal tissues.
KeywordsPositron Emission Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Image Positron Emission Tomography Study Arachnoid Cyst Oxygen Extraction Fraction
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