FET PET-CT is a scan that can detect brain tumours – both primary and metastatic. FET PET-CT is indicated in the use of imaging of brain metastases as follows
Radiolabelled amino acids offer improvement over anatomical imaging (CT/MRI) as well as FDG PET-CT due to the low uptake of amino acids in normal brain tissue and therefore may be more tumour specific as uptake is less impacted by inflammation (1,2)
FET PET-CT imaging is offered at all Qscan clinics with PET-CT services. Click here to find a clinic near you.
1. EANM Procedure Guidelines for Brain Tumour Imaging using Radiolabelled Amino Acid Analogues, Vander Borght et al 2006
2. Impact of F18-Fluoro-ethyl-tyrosine PET Imaging on target definition for radiation therapy of high-grade glioma, Rosenschold et al, Neuro-Oncology, Vol 17, Issue 5, May 2015.