Positron emission tomography-guided stereotactic brain biopsy

Levivier, M., Goldman, S., Bidaut, L. M. , Luxen, A., Stanus, E., Przedborski, S., Baleriaux, D., Hildebrand, J. and Brotchi, J. (1992) Positron emission tomography-guided stereotactic brain biopsy. Neurosurgery, 31 (4). pp. 792-797. ISSN 0148-396X

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WE DESCRIBE A technique that allows target definition for stereotactic brain biopsy using coordinates calculated on stereotactic positron emission tomographic (PET) images. In this study, PET images were obtained using -labeled fluorodeoxyglucose, a marker for glucose metabolism. The difference between PET-calculated and actual stereotactic coordinates of simulated targets is within PET spatial resolution. Combined computed tomography- and PET-guided stereotactic biopsies were performed in 11 patients with brain tumors. In this report, we describe two representative patients who underwent stereotactic brain biopsy using the present technique. Because of the complementary role of PET and computed tomography, their integration in multimodality planning might optimize the target selection for stereotactic brain biopsies. Copyright © by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Keywords:adult, article, brain biopsy, clinical article, computer assisted tomography, diagnostic accuracy, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic value, human, human tissue, image quality, optical resolution, positron emission tomography, priority journal, stereotaxic surgery, surgical technique, treatment planning, Astrocytoma, Biopsy, Blood Glucose, Brain, Brain Neoplasms, Case Report, Deoxyglucose, Energy Metabolism, Fludeoxyglucose F 18, Middle Age, Models, Anatomic, Stereotaxic Techniques, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F350 Medical Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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