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Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Original articles
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13
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Imaging patterns of liver uptakes on PET scan: pearls and pitfalls

Wing Hang Luk, Andrea Wai San Au-Yeung, Tony Kwok Loon Loke
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2013.0039
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):75-81.

open access

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Original articles
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13

Abstract

Objective: PET imaging is becoming increasingly universal, and therefore increased liver uptake is frequently encountered. The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate the various morphological patterns of increased metabolic activity within the liver with an emphasis on the diagnostic pitfalls and potential limitations.

Conclusion: Knowing the pitfalls of PET imaging, correlation with clinical background and findings from other imaging modalities are all important in the correct interpretation of increased hepatic activity on PET imaging.

Abstract

Objective: PET imaging is becoming increasingly universal, and therefore increased liver uptake is frequently encountered. The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate the various morphological patterns of increased metabolic activity within the liver with an emphasis on the diagnostic pitfalls and potential limitations.

Conclusion: Knowing the pitfalls of PET imaging, correlation with clinical background and findings from other imaging modalities are all important in the correct interpretation of increased hepatic activity on PET imaging.

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Keywords

liver, PET, uptakes pattern

About this article
Title

Imaging patterns of liver uptakes on PET scan: pearls and pitfalls

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)

Pages

75-81

Published online

2013-08-01

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2013.0039

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):75-81.

Keywords

liver
PET
uptakes pattern

Authors

Wing Hang Luk
Andrea Wai San Au-Yeung
Tony Kwok Loon Loke

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