Integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: Normal variants and pitfalls

Mylene T. Truong, Jeremy J. Erasmus, Homer A. Macapinlac, Edith M. Marom, Osama Mawlawi, Gregory W. Gladish, Bradley S. Sabloff, John F. Bruzzi, Reginald F. Munden

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Abstract

The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate a spectrum of normal variants and potential pitfalls in integrated positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging in the evaluation of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Knowledge of the normal variants and potential pitfalls in PET/CT imaging as well as patients' clinical histories, together with the use of CT to localize foci of increased tracer uptake accurately, is useful in preventing misinterpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Lung cancer
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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