Mechanisms Responsible for Radioactive Tracer Uptake in Malignancies

  • W. D. Kaplan
Conference paper


Tumors, a collection of cells altered so as to reproduce true to type, represent a growth against which the host can demonstrate no adequate control mechanisms. The tumor cell determines its own activities, irrespective of the biologic rules governing the growth of normal cells. Without this single characteristic, there would be no tumors.


Positron Emission Tomography Internal Mammary Node Tumor Cell Membrane Bone Blood Flow Nuclear Medicine Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Kaplan
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear MedicineDana-Farber Cancer Inst.BostonUSA

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