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Is it possible for a pet scan detect melanoma in the eye?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. William A Biermann
It is able to find larger melanomas in 28% of cases. It is not very good for small ocular melanomas. The best way for those to be suspected is by seeing the opthalmologist
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes although depends on the size of the tumor.

In brief: Yes

Yes although depends on the size of the tumor.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

It is sometimes possible, depending on a few things - if the melanoma is large enough and if the malignant lesion is metabolically active.
Pet scans work by detecting cells that take up more glucose and are more metabolically active than normal cells. Unfortunately, if the melanoma is small, the pet scan can't always pick it up (at least on today's pet scanners).

In brief: Sometimes

It is sometimes possible, depending on a few things - if the melanoma is large enough and if the malignant lesion is metabolically active.
Pet scans work by detecting cells that take up more glucose and are more metabolically active than normal cells. Unfortunately, if the melanoma is small, the pet scan can't always pick it up (at least on today's pet scanners).
Dr. Garry Choy
Dr. Garry Choy
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