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Vol 15, Supp. C (2012)
Published online: 2013-02-19
Submitted: 2013-02-25
Accepted: 2013-02-25
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Clinical applications of 18F fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography- computed tomography (PET/CT)

Lucia Zanoni, Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Sugair, Stefano Fanti

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Vol 15, Supp. C (2012)
Published online: 2013-02-19
Submitted: 2013-02-25
Accepted: 2013-02-25

Abstract

Positron emission computed tomography (PET) is a functional
diagnostic imaging modality. Coupled with computed tomography
(CT), it has a high accuracy, adding morphological informations.
F-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG), an analogue
of glucose, is the most commonly used radiotracer. Its uptake
reflects glucose metabolism in the cells which is increased
several times in malignant tumors. However FDG is not a cancer
specific agent and its uptake has been described in a number
of non-neoplastic inflammatory lesions. The aim of our paper
is to summarize its major indications in the clinical practice.

Abstract

Positron emission computed tomography (PET) is a functional
diagnostic imaging modality. Coupled with computed tomography
(CT), it has a high accuracy, adding morphological informations.
F-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG), an analogue
of glucose, is the most commonly used radiotracer. Its uptake
reflects glucose metabolism in the cells which is increased
several times in malignant tumors. However FDG is not a cancer
specific agent and its uptake has been described in a number
of non-neoplastic inflammatory lesions. The aim of our paper
is to summarize its major indications in the clinical practice.
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Keywords

fluorodeoxyglucose, positron emission tomography, computed tomography

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Title

Clinical applications of 18F fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography- computed tomography (PET/CT)

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 15, Supp. C (2012)

Pages

48-51

Published online

2013-02-19

Keywords

fluorodeoxyglucose
positron emission tomography
computed tomography

Authors

Lucia Zanoni
Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Sugair
Stefano Fanti

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