Skeletal muscle uptake of fluorine-18-FDG: effect of oral diazepam.

  title={Skeletal muscle uptake of fluorine-18-FDG: effect of oral diazepam.},
  author={Sally F Barrington and Michael N. Maisey},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={37 7},
UNLABELLED We have observed a pattern of symmetrically increased uptake of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in the neck and thoracic paravertebral regions of several patients referred for whole-body PET. The distribution is suggestive of uptake in contracting skeletal muscle in tense patients. METHODS To test this hypothesis, six successive patients who exhibited this pattern of uptake underwent rescanning using an identical imaging protocol but with oral diazepam before injection of FDG… CONTINUE READING

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