Incidental focal colonic lesions found on (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan: further support for a national guideline on definitive management.

@article{Farquharson2012IncidentalFC,
  title={Incidental focal colonic lesions found on (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan: further support for a national guideline on definitive management.},
  author={Andy Farquharson and Ashish Chopra and Amy K Ford and Scott Matthews and Sherif Naseh Amin and R J de Noronha},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={e56-63}
}
AIM (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an established part of staging in a wide variety of malignancies. Incidental abnormal uptake of (18)FDG of unknown significance is frequently encountered. Therefore, we investigated patients with abnormal colonic uptake of (18)FDG, determined by PET/CT images, using colonoscopy. METHOD The radiology reports of all patients referred to a tertiary referral centre for a PET/CT scan were reviewed… CONTINUE READING