Gangliogliomas: characterization by registered positron emission tomography-MR images.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to correlate 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) and MR imaging features of cerebral gangliogliomas before and after PET-MR image registration. CONCLUSION: After registration of PET and MR images, all six gangliogliomas in our series were shown to have heterogeneous metabolic activity. Areas of hypermetabolic activity were seen in all lesions. In five of the six cases, PET-MR image registration provided information regarding tumor metabolism that was not available on nonregistered hard-copy examinations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Arata, MA; Turkington, TG; McLendon, RE; Coleman, RE

Published Date

  • April 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 172 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1103 - 1107

PubMed ID

  • 10587156

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10587156

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.172.4.10587156


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States