By Tamer Özülker, Filiz Özülker
This atlas is a case-based advisor to the translation of FDG PET-CT photographs in medical situations confronted by means of physicians throughout the regimen perform of oncology. The booklet goals to aid the practitioner to beat diagnostic dilemmas via familiarization with the physiologic distribution of FDG, general editions and benign findings. the focus, in spite of the fact that, is the imaging of significant oncological ailments. varied pathologies are addressed in person chapters comprising instructing records of circumstances, each one of which corresponds to a standard indication for PET-CT imaging, comparable to metabolic characterization of lesions, staging, restaging and evaluate of reaction to remedy. each one case is observed by way of an evidence of the patient’s historical past, interpretation of the PET-CT examine, and a educating aspect usually supported by way of suitable literature. This booklet might be of significant price to citizens and practitioners in nuclear drugs, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology and nuclear medication technology.
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15 Axial CT and PET images showing focal increased FDG uptake at left retromolar trigone due to osteonecrosis (arrow) 33 34 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings Cord Vocal Paralysis a b c Fig. 16 MIP image shows intensely increased FDG uptake at left hilar mass lesion, right mediastinal and left cervical lymph nodes (a), axial PET, CT, and fusion images (b–d) show asymmetrically increased FDG uptake at right vocal cord (arrows). Compression of the recurrent d laryngeal nerve by the mass lesion at hilar region leads to ipsilateral vocal cord paralysis.
2 Thorax 43 Hamartoma a b c Fig. 28 Solid lesion with lobulated contours and a focus of calcification on CT (arrow) is consistent with hamartoma (a, b). 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.
Compression of the recurrent d laryngeal nerve by the mass lesion at hilar region leads to ipsilateral vocal cord paralysis. 1 Head and Neck Increased Vocal Cord Uptake Fig. 17 Patient was shouting during the uptake phase that followed injection of the tracer 35 36 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings Incidentally Found Thyroid Nodule Fig. 18 Focal 18F-FDG uptake at left lobe of thyroid gland in a thyroid nodule found incidentally. Lesion turned out to be benign colloid nodule. Focal high uptake of 18F-FDG in the thyroid as an incidental finding occurs in approximately 1 % of the patients undergoing PET/ CT examination.
Atlas of PET-CT Imaging in Oncology: A Case-Based Guide to Image Interpretation by Tamer Özülker, Filiz Özülker