What approach should we take for the incidental finding of increased F-18-FDG uptake foci in the colon on PET/CT?


Simsek F. S. , Ispiroglu M., Tasdemir B., Koroglu R., Unal K. , Ozercan I. H. , ...More

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.36, no.12, pp.1195-1201, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mnm.0000000000000388
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1195-1201

Abstract

Introduction F-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) PET/CT represents an imaging modality that is gaining increasingly more prominence in screening, staging, and therapeutic monitoring of malignant diseases. An incidental focus of uptake in different regions of the body is not an uncommon finding during PET/CT imaging. Patients with incidental gastrointestinal tract findings comprise approximate to 3% of the overall patient group. The aim of the current study was to provide contributory information in relation to the answer on the most appropriate approach in cases with incidental colonic F-18-FDG uptake.