An FDG Positron Emission Tomographic Study in a Case of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

Chander S., Lay Ergun E., Shields A. F.

Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol.28, no.4, pp.327-329, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-200304000-00016
  • Journal Name: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-329
  • Keywords: Fluorodeoxyglucose, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, Positron Emission Tomography
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) comprise the category of nonepithelial neoplasms that arise in the wall of the stomach, small intestine, colon, and other sites within the abdominal cavity. The authors describe a patient with recurrence of GIST in the small bowel that showed significant fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake and in whom FDG-positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging played an important role in treatment planning. The case reported here emphasizes that FDG-PET imaging may have an important role in the staging, restaging, and post-therapy follow-up of GIST, a rare type of tumor.