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J Nucl Med. 1999 Apr;40(4):591-603.

Oncological applications of FDG PET imaging: brain tumors, colorectal cancer, lymphoma and melanoma.

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Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2675, USA.


This article will focus primarily on body oncology diagnosis, staging and therapy monitoring using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET imaging. Common pitfalls and artifacts in body FDG imaging will be covered. Examples of diagnosis, staging and therapy monitoring of brain tumor, colorectal cancer, lymphoma and melanoma will be given. Importance of correlation with anatomic imaging and practical use of FDG imaging in patient management will be stressed.

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