GENERAL RADIOLOGY

Gastrointestinal Tract on FDG PET/CT

Jun 18, 2019 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Gastrointestinal Tract on FDG PET/CT

Abstract The gastrointestinal tract poses challenges for interpretation on FDG PET/CT, as esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel may all demonstrate physiologic FDG avidity, and physiologic FDG avidity may be…

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Female Pelvis on FDG PET/CT

Jun 18, 2019 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Female Pelvis on FDG PET/CT

Abstract The female pelvis can be difficult to evaluate on FDG PET/CT. The endometrium and ovaries may demonstrate physiologic FDG avidity. Benign leiomyomata of the myometrium may be FDG avid….

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Lymph Nodes on FDG PET/CT

Jun 18, 2019 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Lymph Nodes on FDG PET/CT

Abstract FDG PET/CT has become an important modality in the evaluation of lymph nodes in oncology patients, including the central role FDG PET/CT plays in managing patients with lymphoma and…

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Male Pelvis on FDG PET/CT

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Abstract The testes may demonstrate physiologic FDG avidity. Uncertain imaging findings in the testis on FDG PET/CT can be further evaluated with testicular ultrasound. FDG-avid foci within the prostate may…

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Peritoneum on FDG PET/CT

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Abstract The differential of peritoneal lesions includes both malignant (metastases, lymphoma, primary peritoneal malignancies) and benign (bowel perforations, pelvic inflammatory disease) etiologies. Peritoneal carcinomatosis may be visible on both FDG…

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Skeleton on FDG PET/CT

Jun 18, 2019 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Skeleton on FDG PET/CT

Abstract This chapter describes FDG PET/CT interpretation of the skeletal system. FDG-avid osseous malignancy includes metastases, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and sarcomas. Some osseous malignancy may not be FDG avid, such…

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Pancreas on FDG PET/CT

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Abstract Focal FDG avidity within the pancreas is suspicious for a focal pancreatic malignancy. However, there are many inflammatory causes of FDG avidity such as pancreatitis (such as secondary to…

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Artifacts on FDG PET/CT

Jun 18, 2019 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Artifacts on FDG PET/CT

Abstract All imaging modalities may be compromised by artifacts that obscure malignancy or mimic malignancy. FDG PET/CT may be compromised by a multitude of artifacts, primarily associated with technical performance…

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