Study explores promise, limitations of 18F-FLT in cancer imaging

05/20/2013 |

A review published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that while 18F-FLT has been seen as a promising tracer for imaging cancer proliferation, its performance falls short of the standard FDG. In one study, 18F-FDG showed higher sensitivity in detecting pancreatic tumors. In another study, 18F-FLT was found to have lower uptake than FDG in head and neck cancers. "As F-18 FLT finds more applications in proliferation imaging, its benefits and limitations will be better known," researchers said.

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