Pituitary incidentaloma found on O-(2-18F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine PET

Geoffrey M. Currie*, Marko Trifunovic, Hosen Kiat, Catherine Saunders, David Chung, Yang Yi Ong, Mark Wilkinson, Karin Witte, John Magnussen

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Abstract

Although incidental pituitary findings on 18F-FDG PET are uncommon, there are several reports published in the literature. It is believed that this is the first reporting of incidental pituitary disease found on O-(2-18F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (18F-FET) PET imaging. The case provides valuable insight into pathogenesis, diagnostic tools, and related pathology. The power of 18F-FET in differentiating cerebral metastases and recurrence in patients who had previous surgical and radiation therapy is highlighted, and the incremental benefits over MR imaging and 18F-FDG PET are outlined. The case represents an uncommon finding on MR imaging and 18F-FDG PET and a rare finding on 18F-FET PET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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