Scanning with L-(13 N) glutamate: Assessment of the response to chemotherapy of a patient with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of (13) N-labeled L-glutamate as an imaging agent in a patient with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is described. Localization of (13)N in a large, poorly defined tumor of the left pectoral region was seen, and clinically occult right axilliary metastases were also detected. A marked reduction in uptake in these areas occurred after chemotherapy, paralleling the clinical disappearance of tumor. These changes were verified on gallium scan. (13)N-labeled glutamate may be useful as an imaging agent, especially in patients with soft-tissue sarcomas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sordillo, PP; Reiman, RE; Gelbard, AS; Benua, RS; Magill, GB; Laughlin, JS

Published Date

  • June 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 285 - 289

PubMed ID

  • 6123255

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-3732


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States