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2020 Aug 04


Prospective Analysis of the Impact of 68Ga-DOTATOC Positron Emission Tomography-Computerized Axial Tomography on Management of Pancreatic and Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors.


Ghobrial SN, Menda Y, Zamba GK, Mott SL, Gaimari-Varner K, Dick D, Dillon J, Howe JR, Graham M, Sunderland J, Bellizzi A, O'Dorisio TM, O'Dorisio SM
Pancreas. 2020 Aug 04.
PMID: 32769854.


A prospective clinical trial evaluated the effect of Ga-DOTATOC positron emission tomography-computerized axial tomography (PET-CT) on change in management of patients with lung, pancreatic, and small bowel neuroendocrine tumors. The primary eligibility criterion was a histologically proven tumor with positive somatostatin receptor subtype 2A immunohistochemistry. The primary and secondary end points were change in patient management and safety.