A1 Journal article – refereed
18F-Fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine (FDOPA) in the Diagnosis of NET

List of Authors: Minn H, Kemppainen J, Kauhanen S, Forsback S, Seppänen M
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Publication year: 2014
Journal: PET Clinics
Book title *: PET Clinics
Number in series: 9
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 3
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 1556-8598


FDOPA is a powerful tool to diagnose and detect neuroendocrine tumors (NET) for planning and monitoring of surgical and oncological therapies. Especially pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas and medullary thyroid cancer are amenable to FDOPA imaging because of high specific uptake of this amino acid analogue and excellent tumor-to-background contrast at PET/CT.

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