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ea0049ep155 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2017

False positive findings on 6-[18F]fluor-L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine Positron Emission Tomography (18F-FDOPA-PET) performed for imaging of neuroendocrine tumors

Berends MA , Bolt JW , Kerstens MN , Links TP , Korpershoek E , de Krijger RR , Walenkamp AME , Noordzij W , van Etten B , Kats-Urgurlu G , Brouwers AH , van der Horst-Schrivers ANA

Background/Aim: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare tumors arising from neuroendocrine cells throughout the body. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning with 6-[18F]fluor-L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (18F-FDOPA) has been shown to be a valuable technique for the imaging of NETs. While the sensitivity has been assessed numerously, studies systematically describing false positive results, other than physiological variants, are lacking. Our aim was to systematica...