Wednesday, February 11, 2015

18F-FDG PET/CT in inflammation of unknown origin: a cost-effectiveness pilot-study.

For patients with inflammation of unknown origin, this study found that the use of diagnostic FDG PET/CT reduced hospital costs by over 50%.  (Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Feb 6)
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18F-FDG PET/CT lung focalities without coregistered CT findings: an interpretative clinical dilemma.

Focal lung uptake of FDG without anatomic correlate is very rare (1.5 cases/1000 PET scans). Respiratory gating can improve scan interpretation, avoiding erroneous reports or further imaging procedures.  (Nucl Med Commun. 2015 Feb 5. .)
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