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2009.20: A model to investigate the feasibility of FDG as a surrogate marker of hypoxia

2009.20: C.J. Kelly, K. Smallbone, T. Roose and J.M. Brady (2007) A model to investigate the feasibility of FDG as a surrogate marker of hypoxia. In: ISBI 2007. 4th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, 12-15 April 2007, Washington DC.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2007.356908

Abstract

Fmiso-PET is a non-invasive modality used for the assessment of tumour hypoxia, and increasingly for planning radiotherapy. However, the availability and contrast properties of Fmiso are not ideal. Recent efforts to compare FDG binding with that of Fmiso, in order to ascertain FDG's potential as a marker of hypoxia, have met with mixed results. The potential reasons for correlated and disparate binding patterns between the two tracers have been postulated, but not formally outlined as yet. We present a model of a key component of the image formation process - tracer pharmacokinetics. This involves a series of coupled PDEs, describing the interplay between concentrations of oxygen, glucose, HIF, Fmiso and FDG. We use this model to assess the general feasibility of FDG as a surrogate marker of hypoxia and find that its utility is dependent on activity of oncogenic pathways.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 35 Partial differential equations
MSC 2000 > 92 Biology and other natural sciences
MIMS number:2009.20
Deposited By:Dr Kieran Smallbone
Deposited On:08 March 2009

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