Uptake in supraclavicular area fat ("USA-Fat"): description on 18F-FDG PET/CT.

  title={Uptake in supraclavicular area fat ("USA-Fat"): description on 18F-FDG PET/CT.},
  author={Christian C. Cohade and Medhat M. Osman and Harpreet K. Pannu and Richard L. Wahl},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={44 2},
UNLABELLED The supraclavicular region is a common site for lymph node metastases. A commonly reported type of nonmalignant (18)F-FDG uptake on PET imaging in the supraclavicular region is "muscle uptake" purportedly due to muscle contraction in tense patients during the (18)F-FDG uptake phase. PET/CT offers the unique opportunity to correlate PET findings with CT anatomy in the supraclavicular region. METHODS Images from the first 359 consecutive clinical whole-body studies (in 347 patients… CONTINUE READING
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