By Tamer Özülker, Filiz Özülker

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This atlas is a case-based consultant to the translation of FDG PET-CT photographs in scientific situations confronted by means of physicians throughout the regimen perform of oncology. The ebook goals to aid the practitioner to beat diagnostic dilemmas via familiarization with the physiologic distribution of FDG, common versions, and benign findings. It encompasses a wealthy number of extraordinary incidental findings that are hardly ever obvious yet can give upward push to inconclusive studies. the main target, besides the fact that, is the imaging of significant oncological illnesses, together with the infrequent ones. diversified pathologies are addressed in person chapters comprising educating documents of situations, every one of which corresponds to a standard indication for PET-CT imaging. those symptoms comprise metabolic characterization of lesions, detection of an unknown fundamental, staging, restaging, and overview of reaction to treatment. every one case is followed via a succinct clarification of the patient’s background, interpretation of the PET-CT examine, and a educating element that's usually supported via appropriate literature. This ebook can be of serious price to citizens and practitioners in nuclear medication, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medication expertise.

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19 Axial PET and CT images show diffuse intense FDG uptake at both thyroid lobes being more prominent at right. Chronic thyroiditis may cause intense and FDG uptake, unlike the focal uptake of nodules Fig. 20 Coronal PET and CT images 38 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings Discoid Lupus Erythrematosus Fig. 22 A 55-year-old male patient with unusual FDG uptake at both ears due to inflammation secondary to discoid lupus erythrematosus (arrows) Fig. 2 39 Thorax  hysiologically Increased Uptake at Lactating P Patient with Breast Cancer a c Fig.

Hypermetabolic focus noted in left ventricle belongs to papillary muscle uptake 1 Physiologic Distribution of 18F-FDG Fig. 24 Physiologic uptake at left ventricle. Less frequently right ventricle uptake also can be seen (arrow) (a–f) 15 16 a 1 Physiologic Distribution of 18F-FDG b Fig. 25 Mild blood pool activity can be seen in the great vessels (a, b). Sometimes this activity may be intense (arrows) Fig. 26 Physiologic thymus uptake is frequently seen in young patients (arrow) (a, b) a Fig. 27 Nipple uptake at both breasts (arrows) (a, b) b Physiologic Distribution of 18F-FDG 1 a c 17 b d Fig.

The lesion does not show any corresponding FDG uptake (c). A pulmonary hamartoma is a benign neoplasm composed of cartilage, connective tissue, muscle, fat, and bone.

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