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The primary advantages of MET over FDG-PET are its satisfactory performance as a marker of both the tumor and the response to treatment and its less undesirable affinity for inflammatory processes. Moreover, the resolution and contrast of MET examinations of cortical activity are better compared to FDG-PET, allowing for better delimitation of tumors and, consequently, better therapeutic planning . Unfortunately, MET studies are expensive and thus are currently restricted to a small number of research centers, primarily due to the short half-life of the tracer.
Similar to the technical limitations described above, the measurement of the lesion rTBV does not allow for reliable differentiation between primary and secondary tumors. Thus, on the grounds of the abovementioned principle, certain authors suggested measuring the rTBVs of the white matter adjacent to the enhancement area to characterize the increase in tissue perfusion beyond the limits of the enhanced area, which may increase the odds of infiltrative, and thus primary, lesions [16, 70]. 24 Functional Magnetic Resonance Techniques in CNS Tumors Acknowledgments The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr.
MRS, more particularly multivoxel acquisition, may identify alterations in metabolic ratios, especially increases in the Cho/NAA ratio, beyond the limits of the enhanced areas (postGd T1W1). In such areas, a marked reduction in ADC and an increase in fractional anisotropy may be a useful finding and contribute to the characterization of the infiltration of large white matter tracts [48, 49]. There have been previous reports regarding the use of tractography to distinguish between the displacement, infiltration, and destruction of white matter tracts (Fig.