Assessment of Early Therapy Response with F-18-FLT PET in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Oborski M. J. , Demirci E. , Laymon C. M. , Lieberman F. S. , Mountz J. M.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.39, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014


Early therapy response assessment in glioblastoma multiforme remains a challenge. Evaluation by MRI relies on changes in tumor contrast enhancement or size, which are usually not visible at early therapy response assessment times. In addition, MRI may not be reliable for early therapy response assessment if only molecular changes have occurred. PET with F-18-FLT, a tracer associated with cellular proliferation, has been proposed as a potential method of early therapy response assessment and is an area of active research. We present a case where early response assessment with F-18-FLT PET was associated with a favorable 1-year follow-up outcome.