By Tamer Özülker, Filiz Özülker
This atlas is a case-based consultant to the translation of FDG PET-CT pictures in medical eventualities confronted by way of physicians through the regimen perform of oncology. The booklet goals to assist the practitioner to beat diagnostic dilemmas via familiarization with the physiologic distribution of FDG, general editions and benign findings. the focus, even if, is the imaging of significant oncological illnesses. assorted pathologies are addressed in person chapters comprising instructing records of circumstances, each one of which corresponds to a typical indication for PET-CT imaging, corresponding to metabolic characterization of lesions, staging, restaging and assessment of reaction to remedy. every one case is followed by way of an evidence of the patient’s historical past, interpretation of the PET-CT learn, and a instructing aspect frequently supported by way of suitable literature. This booklet should be of significant price to citizens and practitioners in nuclear drugs, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology and nuclear medication technology.
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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. 1 Head and Neck 23 Microadenoma a b c d Fig. 4 Axial (a, b) and sagittal (c, d) PET and CT images of a patient showing a focus of mild hypermetabolism in the sellar region representing a microadenoma of pituitary gland (arrow) 24 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings a b c d Fig.
1 Head and Neck Osteonecrosis at Mandibula Fig. 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.
1 Head and Neck 23 Microadenoma a b c d Fig. 4 Axial (a, b) and sagittal (c, d) PET and CT images of a patient showing a focus of mild hypermetabolism in the sellar region representing a microadenoma of pituitary gland (arrow) 24 2 Normal Variants and Benign Findings a b c d Fig. 5 Axial (a, b) and sagittal (c, d) PET and CT images of a patient showing a focus of intense hypermetabolism in the sellar region representing a macroadenoma of pituitary gland (arrow). Pituitary incidentalomas <10 mm are classified as microadenomas, and those >10 mm are macroadenomas.