Normal variants and pitfalls in whole-body PET imaging with 18F FDG

Trond Velde Bogsrud, Val J. Lowe

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Positron-emission tomography (PET) is an important oncologic imaging tool for primary tumor staging, evaluation of treatment response, recurrence detection, and restaging. Combined with computed tomography (CT), PET/CT has increased the diagnostic accuracy and dramatically reduced the acquisition time. This article describes the normal uptake, distribution, and excretion of Fluorine-18-labeled deoxyglucose (l8F FDG) as well as normal variations, response to treatment regimes, artifacts, and potential pitfalls that are important for correct image interpretation of whole-body PET/CT in oncology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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