Role of FDG PET-CT in recurrent renal cell carcinoma.

  title={Role of FDG PET-CT in recurrent renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Rakesh Kumar and Varun Shandal and Shamim Ahmed Shamim and Sunil Jeph and Harmandeep Singh and Arun Malhotra},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  volume={31 10},
AIM To determine the efficacy of positron emission tomography-computed tomography using F-18 fluoro-deoxy-glucose (F-18 FDG PET-CT) in diagnosing the recurrence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in patients treated earlier with partial or radical nephrectomy. METHODS We assessed 63 patients with suspected recurrent RCC after nephrectomy. PET-CT findings were interpreted as positive if the focal area of FDG uptake in the abdomen or outside the abdomen was more than the surrounding background… CONTINUE READING


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