Dual Time Point 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging Identifies Bilateral Renal Tuberculosis in an Immunocompromised Patient with an Unknown Primary Malignancy

Abstract

(18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging is an established imaging modality for cancer staging and response assessment. Its role in identifying infective and inflammatory pathologies from malignancy is debated. Dual time - point imaging is a refined technique used to overcome this interpretational dilemma. We present a 59 year old male with an unknown primary malignancy who was referred for a (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging. Images revealed primary lung malignancy with co existing bilateral renal tuberculosis which otherwise would have gone amiss or would have been considered as metastases.

DOI: 10.3947/ic.2015.47.2.117

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@inproceedings{Subramanyam2015DualTP, title={Dual Time Point 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging Identifies Bilateral Renal Tuberculosis in an Immunocompromised Patient with an Unknown Primary Malignancy}, author={P. S. Subramanyam and Shanmuga Sundaram Palaniswamy}, booktitle={Infection & chemotherapy}, year={2015} }