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Vol 17, No 1 (2014)
Case Report
Published online: 2014-03-03
Submitted: 2013-07-25
Accepted: 2013-12-04
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Intense uptake evidenced by 18F-FDG PET/CT without a corresponding CT finding — dream or reality?

Federico Caobelli, Claudio Pizzocaro, Ugo Paolo Guerra
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2014.0006
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2014;17(1):26-28.

open access

Vol 17, No 1 (2014)
Case Report
Published online: 2014-03-03
Submitted: 2013-07-25
Accepted: 2013-12-04

Abstract

Although 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has been widely validated and extensively used in the latest years in clinical practice, interpretation of PET/CT images can be affected by several pitfalls. We here present a case of intense lung uptake in a patient without a corresponding finding on CT images, probably due to a microembolism produced during the injection process and located in small vascular structures of the lung parenchyma.

Abstract

Although 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has been widely validated and extensively used in the latest years in clinical practice, interpretation of PET/CT images can be affected by several pitfalls. We here present a case of intense lung uptake in a patient without a corresponding finding on CT images, probably due to a microembolism produced during the injection process and located in small vascular structures of the lung parenchyma.

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Keywords

PET/CT; focal lung FDG uptake; microembolism, artefact

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Title

Intense uptake evidenced by 18F-FDG PET/CT without a corresponding CT finding — dream or reality?

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 17, No 1 (2014)

Pages

26-28

Published online

2014-03-03

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2014.0006

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2014;17(1):26-28.

Keywords

PET/CT
focal lung FDG uptake
microembolism
artefact

Authors

Federico Caobelli
Claudio Pizzocaro
Ugo Paolo Guerra

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