Diagnostic Usefulness of Fluorine–18-α–Methyltyrosine PET in Combination With 18F-FDG in Sarcoidosis Patient
L-[3-18F]-α–methyltyrosine (FMT) is amino-acid tracer for positron emission tomography (PET), and is used for tumor detection because malignant tumor cells accumulate 18F-FMT based on the increased expression of amino-acid transporter. This study was conducted to investigate a usefulness of 18F-FMT PET in combination with 18F-FDG PET for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis in patients with suspected malignancy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
|Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine|
|Gunma, Japan, 371-8511|
|Principal Investigator:||kyoichi kaira, MD||Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine|