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New method is found for accurate diagnosis of gall bladder cancer, 1 of the most deadly
Date:10/14/2010

This new imaging diagnosis method (tomography made by emission of positrons with 18F fluorodeoxyglucose) shows glucose metabolism in tissues. While the utility of this method has been proved in other types of tumors, its utility in gall bladder cancer had not been proved yet.

According to Granada University researchers, their study proves that positron emission tomography scanning wih FDG "is a valid and accurate method for precise staging of patients with suspected gall bladder cancer, which allows to determine the appropriate therapy and treatment, and to optimize the use of the resources available". Thus, they suggest that "each patient with suspected cancer should be subjected to this type of imaging diagnosis, to determine the nature of such process".


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Contact: Carlos Ramos Font
carlos.ramos.font.ext@juntadeandalucia.es
34-687-781-331
University of Granada
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