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Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Dec;41(12):e522-e524.

18F-FDG PET/CT in Bladder Cancer.

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From the *Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Unit, ASST "Santi Paolo e Carlo" University Hospital, Milan; and †Department of Clinical Science, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.


Urinary clearance of F-FDG and variability in bladder wall FDG uptake may hamper the interpretation and limit the use of FDG-PET/CT for imaging bladder tumors. Nevertheless, careful combined evaluation of both CT and FDG-PET images of the urinary tract can provide useful findings. We present 2 cases of bladder cancer detected by FDG-PET/CT. These cases suggest that FDG uptake can be indicative of malignancy in bladder cancer when viewed in conjunction with CT scans and that whole-body FDG-PET/CT scans should always be reviewed with particular attention to the urinary tract because abnormalities suggestive of bladder cancer can be found unexpectedly.

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