December 3, 2018

Looking for ways to measure tumour aggression {Use PET FDG]

Researchers at University Putra Malaysia found a relationship between some markers of inflammation in the body and the aggressiveness of certain malignant tumors. They conducted full body scans of 31 people with malignant tumors—including cancers of the lung, esophagus, colon and breast—using a machine that combines positron emission and computed tomography (PET/CT). The scans evaluated tumor malignancy and aggressiveness based on a measurement, called the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax). {read more here}