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dc.contributor.authorRamdave, Sen
dc.contributor.authorThomas, G Wen
dc.contributor.authorBerlangieri, Salvatore Uen
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Damien Men
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Ian Den
dc.contributor.authorDanguy, H Ten
dc.contributor.authorMacgregor, Duncanen
dc.contributor.authorScott, Andrew Men
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Urology; 166(3): 825-30en
dc.description.abstractWe evaluate the accuracy of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) for staging and management of renal cell carcinoma.FDG-PET was performed in 25 patients with known or suspected primary renal tumors and/or metastatic disease and compared with conventional imaging techniques, including computerized tomography (CT). Histopathological confirmation was obtained in 18 patients and confirmation of the disease was by followup in the remainder. The impact of FDG-PET on disease management was also assessed.Of the 17 patients with known or suspected primary tumors FDG-PET was true positive in 15, true negative in 1 and false-negative in 1. Comparative CT was true positive in 16 patients and false-positive in 1. The accuracy of FDG-PET and CT was similar (94%). All patients would have undergone radical nephrectomy after conventional imaging findings but FDG-PET results altered treatment decisions for 6 (35%), of whom 3 underwent partial nephrectomy and 3 avoided surgery due to confirmation of benign pathology or detection of unsuspected metastatic disease. Of the 8 cases referred for evaluation of local recurrence and/or metastatic disease FDG-PET changed treatment decisions in 4 (50%), with disease up staged in 3 and recurrence excluded in 1. Compared with CT, FDG-PET was able to detect local recurrence and distant metastases more accurately and differentiated recurrence from radiation necrosis.FDG-PET accurately detected local disease spread and metastatic disease in patients with renal cell carcinoma and altered treatment in 40%. FDG-PET may have a role in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with renal cell carcinoma preoperatively and staging of metastatic disease.en
dc.subject.otherCarcinoma, Renal Cell.pathology.radionuclide imagingen
dc.subject.otherFluorodeoxyglucose F18.diagnostic useen
dc.subject.otherKidney Neoplasms.pathology.radionuclide imagingen
dc.subject.otherMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.otherNeoplasm Stagingen
dc.subject.otherRadiopharmaceuticals.diagnostic useen
dc.subject.otherReproducibility of Resultsen
dc.subject.otherTomography, Emission-Computeden
dc.titleClinical role of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for detection and management of renal cell carcinoma.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleThe Journal of urologyen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and Centre for PET, Department of Nephrology, Oncology Unit, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Australiaen
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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item.cerifentitytypePublications- Haematology- Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre- Imaging and Therapy- Newton-John Cancer Research Institute-
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