Study compares staging accuracy of FDG-PET/CT, whole-body MRI

11/30/2008 |

A study involving 60 people with known primary tumors, including lung cancer and lymphomas, showed that F18 FDG-PET/CT imaging was accurate in staging diseases in 90% of patients, versus a 60% rate for whole-body MRI. The finding suggests that while whole-body MRI is an "effective and fast method," FDG-PET/CT is more accurate, researchers said.

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