False positive PET scan deserves attention

Akgul A. G. , Liman S. T. , TOPÇU S. , Yuksel M.

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.19, no.3, pp.836-841, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.836-841


Purpose: Pulmonary focal lesions are frequently identified incidentally. Furthermore, a final diagnosis is really a considerable problem for patients having risk factors for malignancy or particularly for a newly detected nodule during the postoperative period after any kind of lung surgery. For treatment decisions, the nature of the lesions needs to be clarified. Relatively recently positron emission tomography (PET) scan has been introduced as a non-invasive imaging method for the diagnosis of lesions on the basis of metabolic activity.