The researcher and Professor of Medicine at the University Rabdoud of Nijmegen (Netherlands) Wim Oyen explained his progress in implementing the imaging technique for FDG / PET to improve the diagnosis of various diseases and facilitate the therapeutical decision process at a conference on July 1st in the hall of the Hub, (as part of the IDIBELL Seminars)

The Professor of Medicine from Holland Wim Oyen gave a talk at HUB in one of the seminars hosted by IDIBELL

The imaging of glucose consumption by cells is the base of the techniques FDG / PET.For example, the existence of a high consumption of glucose by the tumor cells that increase their metabolic activity allows the detection of these tumor processes.

Or, as in normal conditions, brain and heart cells have a high consumption of glucose, decreased uptake of FDG in these cells will facilitate the diagnosis of disorders related to these organs.

Wim Oyen´s team has coordinated several multicentric studies showing that the FDG / PET is useful in cases of unexplained fever, cardiac inflammation and infection, spondylitis and metastatic infection.

In the latter cases, Oyen has done a study in which the use of FDG / PET has lowered relapse rates between 12% and 15% and mortality between 20% and 35%, compared to individuals that did not make the FDG / PET.

July 2011

Notícies relacionades |Noticias relacionadas | Related news

Comments are closed.

Home | eHub | Email