Intense uptake of [F-18]-fluoro-2 deoxy-D-glucose in active pulmonary tuberculosis

Che-Ming Yang, Chung-Huei Hsu, Chi-Ming Lee, Fong Chieh Wang

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Abstract

FDG PET is well recognized for its utility in cancer workup. Nonetheless, the differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary lesions by FDG PET is challenging. The authors report three proved cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in acute active and open stages. The activities and extents of infection were demonstrable in FDG PET, which could not be observed in either chest radiograph or computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Volume17
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

Keywords

  • FDG PET scintigraphy
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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