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Focal Abdominal Uptake on FDG PET Scanning


This Case of the Month provided by IBA Group.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Discuss the role of PET imaging in MALT lymphoma
2. Recognize the importance of incidental focal colonic FDG uptake on PET imaging

HISTORY: A 71 year-old female with MALT lymphoma of the stomach status post complete response to chemotherapy was referred for serial restaging FDG PET studies at 6 monthly intervals.

TECHNIQUE: FDG PET scans were obtained from the base of the skull to the proximal thighs approximately 60 minutes after intravenous injection of 15 mCi F-18 FDG. Attenuation correction was performed using rod source transmission scans. The first image was obtained approximately 2 months after completion of chemotherapy while the patient was clinically in complete remission. The middle image was 6 months after the initial image and the right most image was one year after the initial image.


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H. William Strauss, MD, FACNM
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Primary Author Daniel Pryma, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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