Comparison between whole-body positron emission tomography and bone scintigraphy in evaluating bony metastases of esophageal carcinomas

  • Kato H
  • Miyazaki T
  • Nakajima M
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Abstract

Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has already proved useful in assessing the extension of esophageal carcinomas, detecting tumor recurrence and monitoring responses to therapy. This study aimed to elucidate the potential role of FDG-PET compared with technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) bone scintigraphy in the evaluation of bony metastasis in esophageal carcinoma patients.

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  • 18-F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
  • Bone scintigraphy
  • Bony metastasis
  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

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