March 24, 2015

Factors Affecting Brain Metabolism Measured with 18FDG

An observational finding found a large variation in the brain SUV in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing PET/CT. The first hypothesis considered a toxic effect of chemotherapeutic agents, but no correlation was found with hematological signs of toxicity. Low brain FDG uptake has been described with anesthesia, but this was not relevant in this case. {read more here}