18F-FDG PET imaging in assessing exudative pleural effusions.

  title={18F-FDG PET imaging in assessing exudative pleural effusions.},
  author={Bernard C Duysinx and Marie-Paule Larock and Delphine Nguyen and J L Corhay and Thierry Bury and Roland Hustinx and Renaud Louis},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  volume={27 12},
BACKGROUND This study evaluates the accuracy of [F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-FDG PET) imaging with semi-quantitative analysis for differentiating benign from malignant pleural exudates and for guiding the search for the primary tumour of pleural metastases. METHODS Whole-body 18F-FDG PET was performed in 79 patients with exudative pleurisy. Standard uptake values were normalized for body weight, body surface area, lean body mass (SUVbw, SUVbsa, SUVlbm) with and… CONTINUE READING


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