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Brain Imaging with SPECT-CT

  • Monica Agostini
  • Michela Casi
  • Francesco De Lauro
  • Vincenzo Mattone
  • Mirco Bartolomei
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Abstract

Overexpression of somatostatin receptors has been demonstrated in various brain tumours such as meningiomas or glia-derived tumours. This evidence, following the clinical experience on neuroendocrine tumours, suggests that somatostatin analogues may also be of value for the imaging and treatment of the above-mentioned brain neoplasms.

Keywords

High Grade Glioma Anaplastic Astrocytoma Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy Teaching Point Surgical Radicalization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica Agostini
    • 1
  • Michela Casi
    • 1
  • Francesco De Lauro
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Mattone
    • 1
  • Mirco Bartolomei
    • 1
  1. 1.U. O. Medicina NucleareAzienda Sanitaria di CesenaCesenaItaly

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