PET/CT with 68Gallium-DOTA-peptides in NET: an overview

Eur J Radiol. 2011 Nov;80(2):e116-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2010.07.022. Epub 2010 Aug 25.

Abstract

In the present review article we presented the major technical innovations regarding the diagnosis of NET with PET/CT 68Ga-DOTA-peptides compounds over conventional radiologic and scintigraphic imaging, discussing both the different types of radiopharmaceuticals commercially available, trying to making a comparison on the possible advantages and drawbacks of these radiopharmaceuticals, and providing also some technical recommendations to the radiologists and nuclear physicians for using these new methodology in an appropriate manner in the clinical setting.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gallium Radioisotopes*
  • Humans
  • Multimodal Imaging*
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors / diagnostic imaging*
  • Organometallic Compounds*
  • Positron-Emission Tomography*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

Substances

  • 68Ga-DOTANOC
  • Gallium Radioisotopes
  • Organometallic Compounds
  • Radiopharmaceuticals