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Table 1 Tissues collected at the time of biopsy and resection of a known or suspected malignancy at the time of 18F-FDG-directed surgery.

From: Multimodal imaging and detection approach to 18F-FDG-directed surgery for patients with known or suspected malignancies: a comprehensive description of the specific methodology utilized in a single-institution cumulative retrospective experience

Tissue designation


Description of tissue designation

Whole Surgically Resected Specimen


Intact tissue removed as a biopsy specimen or as a resected specimen

Research Designated Tissue


An approximately 5 mm thick representative portion of tissue from the WSRS which contained both gross tumor and normal appearing tissue

Sectioned Research Designated Tissue


Sectioned pieces of tissue that resulted when the RDT was cut into multiple portions of tissue that were of a size that would allow each such sectioned piece of tissue to fit into an individual pathology cassette (i.e., approximately 1.0 cm × 1.0 cm × 0.5 cm)