18F-FDG PET/CT Equivalent of the Hepatic Hot Spot Sign with CT Correlation

Michael C. Jundt, Stephen Broski, Larry A. Binkovitz

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A 43-year-old woman presented with an FDG-avid mediastinal Ewing sarcoma invading and nearly occluding the superior vena cava. Geographic increased FDG uptake in hepatic segment IVA was the only other site of nonphysiologic FDG activity. This focal activity was without an underlying mass, had atypical morphology for a hepatic metastasis, and correlated well with prior CT findings of abnormal segment IVA enhancement resulting from the recruitment of portocaval collaterals. In the correct setting, the 18F-FDG hepatic hot spot should be considered in the differential of a focal FDG-avid hepatic lesion in segment IVA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e147-e148
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2018


  • F FDG
  • hepatic hot spot
  • PET
  • portocaval collaterals
  • SVC occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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