Combined F-18 NaF and F-18 FDG PET/CT for Evaluation of Malignancy
Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) PET/CT is established as a powerful imaging tool for cancer detection and monitoring response to therapy. Sodium Fluorine-18 (F-18) was used in the 1970s for bone scanning and can be used as a skeletal tracer in current PET/CT scanners. The combined administration of F-18 and F-18 FDG in a single PET/CT scan for cancer detection was not attempted to date. We hope to learn what is the best approach for detection of cancer and thus to improve cancer treatment.
Stanford is now accepting new patients for this trial.
- Juergen K. Willmann, M.D.
- Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
- Erik Mittra
- Amelie Lutz
- Andrei Iagaru
- Sandip Biswal, MD
Ages Eligible For Study:
- Patients older than 18-year-old, diagnosed with cancer - Patients must understand and voluntarily sign an Informed Consent form after the contents have been fully explained to them