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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 378-380

Is 68Ga-DOTATATE the answer in lung carcinoid? : Case report and review of literature


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhagwant R Mittal
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.102839

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Carcinoid tumors are rich in somatostatin receptors and show high uptake of radiotracer on octreotide scintigraphy. 68Ga-DOTATATE could be of great help at initial staging and during follow-up of these patients. We describe a patient with avid 68Ga-DOTATATE and poor F18-FDG uptake.


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