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ISRN Oncology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 463152, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/463152
Research Article

[11C]-Methionine Positron Emission Tomography in the Postoperative Imaging and Followup of Patients with Primary and Recurrent Gliomas

1Dipartimento di Oncologia Medica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, AOU Ospedali Riuniti, 60126 Ancona, Italy
2Dipartimento di Medicina Nucleare, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Orsola-Malpighi, 40125 Bologna, Italy
3Dipartimento di Neuroradiologia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, AOU Ospedali Riuniti, 60126 Ancona, Italy
4Divisione di Neurochirurgia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, AOU Ospedali Riuniti, 60126 Ancona, Italy

Received 6 November 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Academic Editors: R. Addeo, S. Mohanam, and P. Parrella

Copyright © 2014 Matteo Santoni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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