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Positron Emission Tomography with 11-C-Methionine of Intracranial Tumours compared with Histology of Multiple Biopsies

  • M. Mosskin
  • V. P. Collins
  • H. Von Holst
  • G. Norén
  • M. Bergström
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Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 52)

Abstract

Patients with clinically suspected intracranial tumours are as a rule examined with computed tomography before and after intravenous injection of contrast medium. This is often sufficient to establish an accurate diagnosis especially in tumours which enhance after contrast injection. Expanding lesions which only lower the attenuation diffusely are much more difficult to delineate.

Key words

Aminoacid uptake Methionine Gliomas Grading Positron PET 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mosskin
    • 1
  • V. P. Collins
    • 1
  • H. Von Holst
    • 1
  • G. Norén
    • 1
  • M. Bergström
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Neuroradiology, Tumourpathology and NeurosurgeryKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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