Detection of Duodenal versus Gastric Primary Neuroendocrine Tumors with 68Ga-DOTATATE PET
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that originate from nervous and endocrine tissue. Many NETs, especially those arising in the gastrointestinal tract, have high concentrations of somatostatin receptors. Ga68-DOTATATE PET, a somatostatin receptor imaging modality, has thus become a popular method of detecting NETs. Given the recency of this imaging technique, little research has been published to assess its efficacy in detecting gastric and duodenal NETs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the avidity of gastric NETs to duodenal NETs.
Govindji, Shiv; Darwish, Muhammad Bassel MBBS; Benzie, Annie Laurie MD; McLaren, Patrick James MD; Cho, Edward MD; Osman, Houssam MD; and Jeyarajah, Dhiresh Rohan MD, "Detection of Duodenal versus Gastric Primary Neuroendocrine Tumors with 68Ga-DOTATATE PET" (2021). MEDI 8127 Scholarly Activities Pre-Clerkship. 3.