Objective: The aim of this case series is to describe our experience in diagnosis and management of oncological asymptomatic patients with COVID-19 who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT. Methods: From March 9 to March 31, 2020, we identified 5 patients who had PET/CT findings suspicious for COVID-19, but no symptom of infection. Results: The first three patients were administered an SARS-CoV-2 test in a COVID-dedicated center, while the fourth and fifth were tested in our institution, in accordance with a new internal procedure. The SARS-CoV-2 test yielded positive results in all five patients. Conclusion: In this COVID-19 emergency, our task as radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians is to be able to identify imaging findings suggestive of the disease and to manage patients without overloading the hospital system.
- F-FDG PET/CT
- Asymptomatic patients
- Chest CT
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging