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Nov 2016 Annals of nuclear medicine

Carbidopa-assisted F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine PET/CT for the localization and staging of non-functioning neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors.


Helali M, Addeo P, Heimburger C, Detour J, Goichot B, Bachellier P, Namer IJ, Taïeb D, Imperiale A


CD premedication was found to increase the value of F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine (F-FDOPA) PET/CT imaging in the detection of adult insulinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of CD-assisted F-FDOPA PET/CT in the diagnosis and staging of non-functioning pNETs.

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