Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Imaging. 2014 May-Jun;38(3):307-13. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.11.013. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

Is imaging the extremities with PEM feasible? A novel application for a high-resolution positron emission scanner.

Author information

1
Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: Sania.rahim@yale.edu.
2
Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
3
Department of Radiology, Yale University Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Positron emission mammography (PEM) has better spatial resolution than positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), or PET/CT. We evaluated the feasibility of extremity imaging with PEM using PET as a standard.

METHODS/MATERIALS:

Fourteen patients underwent sequential PET/CT and PEM.

RESULTS/DISCUSSION:

PEM visualized with equal or improved resolution all of the lesions identified on PET/CT. It often provided additional information such improved uptake localization and also visualized activity in an adjacent structures that was not seen on PET/CT or magnetic resonance imaging. We believe PEM can image the extremities in diseases like melanoma, arthritis and osteomyelitis and patients with metallic hardware.

KEYWORDS:

High-resolution PET; PEM; Positron emission mammography

PMID:
24485528
PMCID:
PMC4086786
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.11.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center