Improved diagnosis of pelvic lesions with dual-phase (18F)FDG-PET/CT

Ettore Pelosi, Andrea Skanjeti, Paola Scapoli

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Abstract

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose ([18F]FDG) is an integral part of the diagnostic workup in patients with suspected or confirmed cancer. The ability of the (18F)FDG-PET study to characterize and detect malignancies can be increased by dual-phase acquisition; this is due to the different kinetics of the radiotracer in the tumor tissue and in the background. We present two cases of (18F)FDG-PET/CT scans acquired in patients previously treated for malignant neoplasms who had suspected pelvic recurrences, in which the delayed acquisition was critical in accurately characterizing abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number479
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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