<sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT Imaging for Treatment Response Assessment of Cardiac Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
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18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging for Treatment Response Assessment of Cardiac Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor

Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2024;33(1):50-53
1. Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
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Received Date: 26.01.2023
Accepted Date: 23.08.2023
Publish Date: 23.02.2024


Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are rare and aggressive members of the small round cell carcinoma family. Generally, PNETs are classified into two main groups: PNETs of the central nervous system and PNETs of the peripheral nervous system. Herein, we report the therapy response assessment of a rare case of isolated cardiac PNET using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. Given that physiological cardiac FDG uptake is typically observed, assessing FDG avid lesions in the myocardium presents a challenge for FDG PET/CT. This case holds significance because of the rarity of the disease and the challenging nature of the site for FDG PET/CT imaging.

Keywords: Primitive, neuroectodermal, cardiac, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose, positron, emission, tomography, treatment, response


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