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Normal Physiologic FDG Uptake Patterns
Todd M. Blodgett, MD; Alexander Ryan, MD; Barry McCook, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • FDG activity associated with normal anatomical structures or benign processes

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Imaging Recommendations

              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Demographics

                    Selected References

                    1. Chang JM et al: False positive and false negative FDG-PET scans in various thoracic diseases. Korean J Radiol. 7(1):57-69, 2006
                    2. Rosenbaum SJ et al: False-positive FDG PET uptake--the role of PET/CT. Eur Radiol. 16(5):1054-65, 2006
                    3. Truong MT et al: Pitfalls in integrated CT-PET of the thorax: implications in oncologic imaging. J Thorac Imaging. 21(2):111-22, 2006
                    4. Blodgett TM et al: Combined PET-CT in the head and neck: part 1. Physiologic, altered physiologic, and artifactual FDG uptake. Radiographics. 25(4):897-912, 2005
                    5. Fukui MB et al: Combined PET-CT in the head and neck: part 2. Diagnostic uses and pitfalls of oncologic imaging. Radiographics. 25(4):913-30, 2005
                    6. Heiba SI et al: The distinctive role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in breast carcinoma with brown adipose tissue 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose uptake. Breast J. 11(6):457-61, 2005
                    7. Nakamoto Y et al: Normal FDG distribution patterns in the head and neck: PET/CT evaluation. Radiology. 234(3):879-85, 2005
                    8. Subhas N et al: Imaging of pelvic malignancies with in-line FDG PET-CT: case examples and common pitfalls of FDG PET. Radiographics. 25(4):1031-43, 2005
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                    KEY FACTS

                    • Terminology

                      • Imaging

                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                          • Clinical Issues

                            TERMINOLOGY

                            • Definitions

                              • FDG activity associated with normal anatomical structures or benign processes

                            IMAGING

                            • General Features

                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Demographics

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Chang JM et al: False positive and false negative FDG-PET scans in various thoracic diseases. Korean J Radiol. 7(1):57-69, 2006
                                      2. Rosenbaum SJ et al: False-positive FDG PET uptake--the role of PET/CT. Eur Radiol. 16(5):1054-65, 2006
                                      3. Truong MT et al: Pitfalls in integrated CT-PET of the thorax: implications in oncologic imaging. J Thorac Imaging. 21(2):111-22, 2006
                                      4. Blodgett TM et al: Combined PET-CT in the head and neck: part 1. Physiologic, altered physiologic, and artifactual FDG uptake. Radiographics. 25(4):897-912, 2005
                                      5. Fukui MB et al: Combined PET-CT in the head and neck: part 2. Diagnostic uses and pitfalls of oncologic imaging. Radiographics. 25(4):913-30, 2005
                                      6. Heiba SI et al: The distinctive role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in breast carcinoma with brown adipose tissue 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose uptake. Breast J. 11(6):457-61, 2005
                                      7. Nakamoto Y et al: Normal FDG distribution patterns in the head and neck: PET/CT evaluation. Radiology. 234(3):879-85, 2005
                                      8. Subhas N et al: Imaging of pelvic malignancies with in-line FDG PET-CT: case examples and common pitfalls of FDG PET. Radiographics. 25(4):1031-43, 2005