Localization of F-18 FDG in Nocardia lung infection

Aju Thomas, Amolak Singh, Ben Greenspan

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Abstract

F-18 FDG is the most commonly used radiotracer for PET. PET has become a very powerful tool for evaluating malignancy. However, localization of FDG is not specific for malignancy, and a number of benign conditions may accumulate FDG. The authors recently encountered a case of pulmonary nocardiosis exhibiting increased uptake of FDG on a PET scan performed to exclude pulmonary malignancy. Markedly increased FDG uptake led to a biopsy that demonstrated Nocardia infection. Localization of FDG in nocardiosis may be regarded as a false-positive case when imaging for malignancy, but can uncover a lethal condition that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-835
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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Nocardia Infections
Lung
Neoplasms
Positron-Emission Tomography
Biopsy

Keywords

  • F-18 FDG
  • Nocardia
  • PET

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Localization of F-18 FDG in Nocardia lung infection. / Thomas, Aju; Singh, Amolak; Greenspan, Ben.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 12, 01.12.2004, p. 834-835.

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Thomas, Aju ; Singh, Amolak ; Greenspan, Ben. / Localization of F-18 FDG in Nocardia lung infection. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 29, No. 12. pp. 834-835.
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