(1) Background: We investigated the role of [11C]-methionine PET in a cohort of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients to evaluate whether it could modify the extent of surgical resection and improve radiation therapy volume delineation. (2) Methods: Newly diagnosed GBM patients, ages 18-70, with a Karnofsky performance scale (KPS) >= 70 with available MRI and [11C]-methionine PET were included. Patients were treated with different amounts of surgical resection followed by radio-chemotherapy. The role of [11C]-methionine PET in surgical and RT planning was analyzed. A threshold of SUVmax was searched. (3) Results: From August 2013 to April 2016, 93 patients were treated and included in this analysis. Residual tumor volume was detected in 63 cases on MRI and in 78 on [11C]-methionine PET, including 15 receiving gross total resection. The location of uptake was mainly observed in FLAIR abnormalities. [11C]-methionine uptake changed RT volume in 11% of patients. The presence of [11C]-methionine uptake in patients receiving GTR proved to influence survival (p = 0.029). The threshold of the SUVmax conditioning outcome was five. (4) Conclusions: [11C]-methionine PET allowed to detect areas at higher risk of recurrence located in FLAIR abnormalities in patients affected by GBM. A challenging issue is represented by integrating morphological and functional imaging to better define the extent of surgical resection to perform.

Role of 11C Methionine Positron Emission Tomography (11CMETPET) for Surgery and Radiation Therapy Planning in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Patients Enrolled into a Phase II Clinical Study / Pessina, Federico; Navarria, Pierina; Clerici, Elena; Bellu, Luisa; Franzini, Andrea; Milani, Davide; Simonelli, Matteo; Persico, Pasquale; Politi, Letterio S; Casarotti, Alessandra; Fernandes, Bethania; Olei, Simone; Sollini, Martina; Chiti, Arturo; Scorsetti, Marta. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 10:11(2021), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/jcm10112313]

Role of 11C Methionine Positron Emission Tomography (11CMETPET) for Surgery and Radiation Therapy Planning in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Patients Enrolled into a Phase II Clinical Study

Sollini, Martina;Chiti, Arturo
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2021-01-01

Abstract

(1) Background: We investigated the role of [11C]-methionine PET in a cohort of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients to evaluate whether it could modify the extent of surgical resection and improve radiation therapy volume delineation. (2) Methods: Newly diagnosed GBM patients, ages 18-70, with a Karnofsky performance scale (KPS) >= 70 with available MRI and [11C]-methionine PET were included. Patients were treated with different amounts of surgical resection followed by radio-chemotherapy. The role of [11C]-methionine PET in surgical and RT planning was analyzed. A threshold of SUVmax was searched. (3) Results: From August 2013 to April 2016, 93 patients were treated and included in this analysis. Residual tumor volume was detected in 63 cases on MRI and in 78 on [11C]-methionine PET, including 15 receiving gross total resection. The location of uptake was mainly observed in FLAIR abnormalities. [11C]-methionine uptake changed RT volume in 11% of patients. The presence of [11C]-methionine uptake in patients receiving GTR proved to influence survival (p = 0.029). The threshold of the SUVmax conditioning outcome was five. (4) Conclusions: [11C]-methionine PET allowed to detect areas at higher risk of recurrence located in FLAIR abnormalities in patients affected by GBM. A challenging issue is represented by integrating morphological and functional imaging to better define the extent of surgical resection to perform.
2021
[11C]-methionine PET
newly diagnosed glioblastoma
radiation therapy
supratotal resection
surgery
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