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Abstract #1387

Intra- and inter-individual association of FET-PET- and MR-Perfusion-parameters in untreated glioma

Jens Goettler1, Anne Kluge1, Mathias Lukas2, Stephan Kaczmarz1, Jens Gempt3, Florian Ringel3, Mona Mustafa2, Markus Schwaiger2, Claus Zimmer1, Stefan Foerster2, Christine Preibisch1,4, and Thomas Pyka2

1Department of Neuroradiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, 2Clinic for Nuclear Medicine, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, 3Clinic for Neurosurgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, 4Clinic for Neurology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

18F-fluoroethyltyrosine (FET) PET and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion weighted imaging are useful imaging techniques to diagnose glioma and to delineate tumor extension. However it is still unclear whether static and dynamic parameters of FET-PET and DSC are associated with each other. In this study we examined 45 patients with glioma in a hybrid PET-MR 3T scanner assessing FET time-activity-curves and DSC-parameters simultaneously. Static as well as dynamic PET-measures highly correlated with DSC-parameters such as relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) and relative peak height (rPH). Results point to a complementary role of both modalities pre-therapeutically.

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