EANM 2012 guidelines for radionuclide imaging of phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma

David Taïeb, Henri J. Timmers, Elif Hindié, Benjamin A. Guillet, Hartmut P. Neumann, Martin K. Walz, Giuseppe Opocher, Wouter W. De Herder, Carsten C. Boedeker, Ronald R. De Krijger, Arturo Chiti, Adil Al-Nahhas, Karel Pacak, Domenico Rubello

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Abstract

Purpose: Radionuclide imaging of phaeochromocytomas (PCCs) and paragangliomas (PGLs) involves various functional imaging techniques and approaches for accurate diagnosis, staging and tumour characterization. The purpose of the present guidelines is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in performing, interpreting and reporting the results of the currently available SPECT and PET imaging approaches. These guidelines are intended to present information specifically adapted to European practice. Methods: Guidelines from related fields, issued by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and the Society of Nuclear Medicine, were taken into consideration and are partially integrated within this text. The same was applied to the relevant literature, and the final result was discussed with leading experts involved in the management of patients with PCC/PGL. The information provided should be viewed in the context of local conditions, laws and regulations. Conclusion: Although several radionuclide imaging modalities are considered herein, considerable focus is given to PET imaging which offers high sensitivity targeted molecular imaging approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1977-1995
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Guidelines
  • Paraganglioma
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Radionuclide imaging
  • Review literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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