PET molecular imaging-directed biopsy: A review

Baowei Fei, David M. Schuster

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this review is to summarize the applications of PET molecular imaging-directed biopsy of a variety of organs in the management of various diseases with a focus on cancers. CONCLUSION. PET can yield metabolic information at the cellular and molecular levels, and PET-directed biopsy is playing an increasing role in the diagnosis and staging of diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-269
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biopsy
  • Molecular imaging
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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