Pulmonology Pulmonology
Rev Port Pneumol 2007;13:35-51 - Vol. 13 Num.1 DOI: 10.1016/S0873-2159(15)30336-6
Artigo Original / Original Article
Tomografia emissora de positrões: Indicações no cancro do pulmão – Experiência prospectiva de um serviço
Positron emission tomography: Indications in lung cancer – Prospective experience of a department
Diva Ferreira1,, , A. Oliveira1, A. Barroso2, A. Conde2, B. Parente3
1 Interna complementar de Pneumologia do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia / Complementary Internship, Pulmonology, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia
2 Assistente Hospitalar de Pneumologia do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia / Hospital Assistant, Pulmonology, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia
3 Responsável da Unidade de Pneumologia Oncológica do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia / Head, Lung Cancer Unit, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia
Received 12 June 2006, Accepted 31 July 2006

A tomografia emissora de positrões (PET) é uma tecnologia recente no âmbito da medicina nuclear. Utiliza radionuclídeos biológicos como o 18F-fluoro-2-deo-xy-D-glicose (FDG) permitindo detectar locais onde o metabolismo está aumentado, como no caso de células neoplásicas. Tem vindo a tornar-se um inovador e importante meio imagiológico no cancro do pulmão. Recomendações actuais incluem o diagnóstico de cancro do pulmão, bem como o estadiamento loco-regional e à distancia do CPNPC.

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Positron emission tomography (PET) is a new technique in nuclear medicine. It uses biological radiotracers such as 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) which permit the detection of suspected lesions with metabolic alterations that take up the glucose isotope too avidly, as is the case with neoplastic cells. PET has become an innovatory and important imaging tool for evaluating patients with lung cancer. The present recommended uses of PET include lung cancer diagnosis and the intrathoracic and extrathoracic staging in N-SCLC.

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Tomografia emissora de positrões, cancro do pulmão, diagnóstico, estadiamento
Positron emission tomography, lung cancer, diagnosis, staging
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Correspondência/Correspondence to: Diva de Fátima Gonçalves Ferreira, Serviço de Pneumologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Rua Conceição Fernandes, 4434-502 Vila Nova de Gaia (Diva Ferreira divafferreira@sapo.pt)
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Rev Port Pneumol 2007;13:35-51 - Vol. 13 Num.1 DOI: 10.1016/S0873-2159(15)30336-6
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