Brown adipose tissue 18F-FDG uptake in pediatric PET/CT imaging

@article{Hong2010BrownAT,
  title={Brown adipose tissue 18F-FDG uptake in pediatric PET/CT imaging},
  author={Terence Hong and Amer Shammas and Martin Charron and Katherine A. Zukotynski and Laura A. Drubach and Ruth Lim},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={759-768}
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) using [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) fused with CT (18F-FDG PET/CT) has been widely adopted in oncological imaging. However, it is known that benign lesions and other metabolically active tissues, such as brown adipose tissue (BAT), can accumulate 18F-FDG, potentially resulting in false-positive interpretation. Previous studies have reported that 18F-FDG uptake in BAT is more common in children than in adults. We illustrate BAT FDG uptake in various… CONTINUE READING

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