Improving the assessment of brain tumour treatment outcome using 18F-FDOPA PET-MRI (2010–2014)

Abstract:
The mortality rate within the first year of diagnosis for high-grade brain tumours is approximately 80%. A major factor contributing to poor outcome measures is the limitation of current neuroimaging techniques. In a novel approach we propose to combine the information available from MRI and PET images to better define the extent of the tumour and provide markers of early treatment response. This improved diagnostic information should improve survival rates.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Associate Dean (Research)
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Advanced Imaging
  • Honorary Professor
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Academic Title-Professor
    Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council