January 13, 2010

Imaging Studies Help Detect Underlying Cancers in Patients With Neurologic Symptoms

By Kelley Luckstein

A combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body appears to detect cancer in individuals with related neurologic complications more accurately than some other commonly used tests, according to a report posted online that will appear in the March print issue of Archives of Neurology


…Andrew McKeon, M.B., M.R.C.P.I., and colleagues at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., analyzed the medical records of 56 consecutive patients with suspected paraneoplastic neurologic disorders whose standard evaluations (including CT) did not reveal cancer.


ScienceDaily, 1/11/10


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Tags: Cancer, neurologic conditions, Neurology, PET-CT

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