Published in Law and Health Weekly, June 26th, 2004
According to a study from Sweden, "clinical and experimental use of positron emission tomography (PET) is expanding and allows quantitative assessment of brain tumor's pathophysiology and biochemistry. PET therefore provides different biochemical and molecular information about primary brain tumors when compared to histological methods or neuroradiological studies. Common clinical indications for PET contain primary brain tumor diagnosis and identification of the metabolically most active brain tumor reactions (differentiation of viable tumor tissue from necrosis), prediction of treatment response by...
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