To evaluate the tomographic features in differentiating benign from malignant splenic diseases, 54 patients with a cytohistological examination and a contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (ce-MDCT) and/or positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) were retrospectively selected. Significant associations were observed between ce-MDCT Pattern 3 (focal hyperdense lesion) and Pattern 4 (infarcts/cysts) as well as PET/CT Pattern 3 (focal photopenia/diffuse uptakemax) as well as lesion characteristics was observed. The metabolic data do not improve the performance of morphological patterns.
- Benign disease
- Malignant disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging