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Nucl Med Commun. 2017 Jan;38(1):1-9.

18F-FDG-PET/CT of peritoneal tumors: a pictorial essay.

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aNuclear Medicine and PET Unit Departments of bRadiology cGeneral and Oncologic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Pierre-Bénite dEquipe Mixte de Recherche 3738, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 eBiophysique - Faculté Charles Mérieux Lyon, Lyon fDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Groupement Hospitalier Est, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Bron gLyon 1 University, Villeurbanne, France hDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, and PET/CT Center, Santa Maria Della Misericordia Hospital, Rovigo, Italy iDepartment of Radiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Abstract

Cancer imaging on the peritoneum is quite difficult on PET/CT because of the particular anatomical features of this membrane. The abdominal cavity can be the seat of very different primary or secondary tumoral lesions, with heterogeneous aggressiveness and variable fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake and patterns. We aimed to depict a spectrum of appearances with abnormal fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptakes localized on the peritoneum in frequent conditions such as peritoneal carcinomatosis and in rarer disease such as desmoplastic round cell tumor.

PMID:
27820721
DOI:
10.1097/MNM.0000000000000613
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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