False Positive Positron Emission Tomography Study in Two Patients due to Microembolus of 18f-Fluorodeoxyglucose


ELİÇORA A., İŞGÖREN S. , TOPÇU S.

KUWAIT MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.50, ss.92-94, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: KUWAIT MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.92-94

Özet

Oncology constitutes 75% of all clinical studies of positron emission tomography (PET). Glucose metabolism is increased in lung cancers like the other cancer cells. Integration of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET and computed tomography (CT) provides both anatomic and metabolic knowledge. PET-CT has an important role in lung cancer staging. Here, two cases of FDG microembolus were presented. Although there was an FDG uptake in PET-CT, it was not seen in CT images.