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  • “ Early data suggest that contrast-enhanced PET/CT performed with modern PET/CT scanners yields high-resolution anatomic information for surgical and radiotherapeutic planning and functional information for whole body staging in the care of patients with this disease.”
    PET/CT of Cancer Patients: Part 1, Pancreatic Neoplasms
    Dibble EH et al.
    AJR 2012; 199:952-967
  • “ The negative predictive value PET/CT in pancreatic lesions suggestive of pancreatic cancer was 75%. A negative PET/CT does not exclude pancreatic cancer, and further workup of these PET-negative lesions is warranted.”
    Negative Predictive Value of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Patients With a Clinical Suspicion of Pancreatic Cancer
    Lin JL et al.
    Pancreas July 2011; Vol 40;5: 653-656
  • “ In difficult cases, at PET/CT the presence of diffuse uptake of FDG by the pancreas or concomitant extrapancreatic uptake by the salivary glands can be used to aid in differention of autoimmune pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.”
    Utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT for Differentiation of Autoimmune Pancreatitis with Atypical Pancreatic Imaging Findings from Pancreatic Cancer
    Lee TY et al.
    AJR 2009; 193:343-348