By Stefano Fanti
This common atlas, that includes approximately 500 pictures, could be a short consultant to analyzing PET/CT photos with FDG in oncology. It additionally illustrates find out how to realize common, para-physiological, and benign pathological uptakes in a case-based functional demeanour. The textual content, consisting of such a lot correct technical and pathophysiological premises, covers the most scientific purposes and obviously articulates studying issues and pitfalls. This atlas goals to develop into a typical textual content for nuclear drugs physicians and radiologists, citizens and technicians whose paintings comprises PET/CT imaging. This publication can also be appropriate for either undergraduate and postgraduate classes.
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Using oral contrast is mandatory in patients with pelvic or abdominal cancers or in patients with suspected peritoneal metastasis. 33 2 Case 5 Colon Cancer After Chemotherapy Male 58 yo . PET findings area of faint increased uptake in the liver suspected for residual disease 34 Case 5 Colon Cancer After Chemotherapy 2 Male 58 yo . CECT findings identification of new liver lesions (→ progressive disease) Teaching point Diagnosis of small lesions in the liver can be difficult with PET-CT alone.
Case 8 Bone: Bursitis 3 .. Intense FDG uptake due to bursitis 61 3 Case 9 Bone: Articular Uptake Teaching point 62 The introduction of PET-CT systems enables both morphological and metabolic imaging to be performed in a single session, reducing false positive findings and inconclusive studies, thus increasing diagnostic accuracy.
In inflammatory diseases the uptake is usually diffuse to the entire stomach: in cases of focal uptake, further investigations can be recommended. 45 3 46 Case 3 Abdomen: Post Surgery Case 4 Abdomen: Post Surgery 3 .. FDG uptake due to inflammatory changes due to recent terminoterminal anastomosis of bowel Teaching point Surgery will affect FDG uptake due to inflammatory processes. Increased uptake is almost constant for several months at scar level, but also near the surgical bed. It may therefore be difficult to identify the local recurrence of disease within a few months of intervention.
Atlas of PET/CT - A Quick Guide to Image Interpretation by Stefano Fanti