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Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 215-216
Case Report

Imaging of Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) by Technetium-99m Tetrofosmin

1Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Internal Medicine I, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2Division of Oncology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18–20, Vienna A–1090, Austria

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Purpose. Tc-99m tetrofosmin launched for myocardial studies has recently also shown a good detectability for several tumors. Data on PNET imaging by Tc-99m tetrofosmin are not yet available.

Patient and method. In the case of a 21-year-old man suffering from pelvis PNET, Tc-99m tetrofosmin scintigraphy was performed additionally to CT and MRI.

Results. The gluteal and iliac tumor masses were visualized by Tc-99m tetrofosmin according to the CT and MRI results.

Discussion. Imaging with Tc-99m tetrofosmin could provide additional information to the available conventional radiological imaging modalities for diagnosis of PNET, and could be a useful tool for the restaging of the primary tumor.