Evaluation of primary pulmonary carcinoid tumors using FDG PET.

  title={Evaluation of primary pulmonary carcinoid tumors using FDG PET.},
  author={Jeremy J. Erasmus and H. Page McAdams and Edward F. Patz and R. Edward Coleman and Vivek Ahuja and Philip C. Goodman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={170 5},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the spectrum of positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) findings in patients who have primary pulmonary carcinoid tumors. CONCLUSION On FDG PET imaging, pulmonary carcinoid tumors usually have lower FDG uptake than expected for malignant tumors. Biopsy or close radiologic follow-up is therefore recommended for solitary pulmonary nodules that are clinically suspected of being carcinoid tumors and that do not show… CONTINUE READING
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