By Tamer Özülker, Filiz Özülker

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This atlas is a case-based advisor to the translation of FDG PET-CT pictures in medical situations confronted through physicians through the regimen perform of oncology. The booklet goals to aid the practitioner to beat diagnostic dilemmas via familiarization with the physiologic distribution of FDG, basic editions, and benign findings. It incorporates a wealthy number of extraordinary incidental findings that are not often visible yet can provide upward push to inconclusive experiences. the focus, despite the fact that, is the imaging of significant oncological ailments, together with the infrequent ones. assorted 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 by means of a succinct clarification of the patient’s background, interpretation of the PET-CT examine, and a instructing element that is frequently supported through suitable literature. This publication can be of significant worth to citizens and practitioners in nuclear medication, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medication know-how.

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Pleomorphic adenomas are FDG avid benign lesions causing false positive appearance at FDG PET and their metabolic activity increases as the size of the lesion increases 30 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings Sjögren’s Syndrome Fig. 1 Head and Neck 31 Asymmetrical Uptake at Tongue Muscle Fig. 13 A 55-year-old patient with nasopharynx carcinoma had right sided glossopharyngeal nerve paralysis which resulted in asymmetrical FDG uptake at left side of the tongue 32 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings Focal Infection at the Base of the Tongue a c b d Fig.

Zülker, F. 1007/978-3-319-18994-9_2 21 22 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings Arachnoid Cyst a b Fig. 1 showing hypometabolism at apicoseptal wall of left ventricle representing an infarct Fig. 3 Axial CT image (a) shows collection of CSF-attenuation fluid in posterior fossa (arrow) without any FDG uptake at the corresponding PET image (b), which is consistent with left retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst. Arachnoid cysts are congenital abnormalities that constitutes 1 % of all intracranial lesions.

28 Sometimes mild FDG uptake can be seen at spinal cord (empty arrow) (a). In young females diffuse uptake at breasts are seen (arrows) (b–d) 18 1 Physiologic Distribution of 18F-FDG Fig. 29 Variable FDG uptake can be seen in stomach (arrow). If stomach is empty and contracted uptake may be more intense a b Fig. 30 Faint uptake at gastric wall (arrow). Mild FDG uptake is seen in liver (a, b). Uptake in spleen is normally less than that of liver Physiologic Distribution of 18F-FDG 1 19 a b c Fig.

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