A network of neuroendocrine cells that are distributed throughout the body.
An imaging test used to find certain tumors, including NETs. Radioactive octreotide is injected into a vein and travels through the blood. A radiation-measuring device (gamma camera) detects the radioactive octreotide, and makes pictures showing where the tumor cells are in the body. Also called somatostatin receptor scintigraphy or SRS.
An imaging technique that can show how body tissues are working, as well as what they look like. It can help to diagnose and assess the severity of a cancer. In this scan, a radioactive tracer may be injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on which organ or tissue is being studied by the PET scan.
Uses radiation to treat NETs that have developed in the liver. It is similar to hepatic chemoembolization but instead of chemotherapy it uses radiation to block the blood supply to NET cells in the liver. This process stops the tumor from releasing its hormones into the blood system. Also known as hepatic artery embolization (HAE).