Chapter 66. Role of Positron Emission Tomography in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer and Cancer Recurrence

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery4,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman5,6,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery7,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director8,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair9,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery10,11,12,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor13,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief14 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery15
  1. Helmut Friess MD Chairman and Head Professor of Surgery1,2,
  2. Mert Erkan,
  3. Jörg Kleeff MD Associate Professor3,
  4. Uwe Haberkorn and
  5. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery7

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch66

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Friess, H., Erkan, M., Kleeff, J., Haberkorn, U. and Büchler, M. W. (2008) Role of Positron Emission Tomography in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer and Cancer Recurrence, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch66

Editor Information

  1. 4

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 5

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 6

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 7

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 8

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 9

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 10

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 11

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 12

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 13

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 14

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 15

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Surgery, Technical University Munich, Germany

  2. 2

    University Hospital of Surgery, Technical University Munich, Germany

  3. 3

    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Germany

  4. 7

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • Positron emission tomography (PET) - noninvasive imaging technique;
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC);
  • glucose transporter isoform 1 (GLUT-1) upregulation and malignant transformation;
  • helical CT - mainstay in PDAC staging;
  • PET in pancreatic cancer;
  • PET in cancer resection follow-up;
  • fusion of PET with CT in oncology;
  • new tracers challenging 18F-FDG tumor specificity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principles of positron emission tomography

  • Application of PET

  • Clinical results of PET in pancreatic cancer

  • Clinical application of PET in pancreatic cancer

  • Future of PET

  • Conclusions

  • References