Benign Thoracic Lesions and Disorders: F-18 FDG PET/CT Features
|Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, 85054, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||Nicole S
Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, 85054, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received March 06, 2014; Accepted March 23, 2014; Published March 25, 2014|
|Citation: Nicole S (2014) Benign Thoracic Lesions and Disorders: F-18 FDG PET/CT Features. OMICS J Radiol 3:161. doi:10.4172/2167-7964.1000161|
|Copyright: © 2014 Nicole S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Objective: During PET/CT chest interpretation the imager may encounter non-malignant positive findings originating from physiologic variants, inflammation, infection, iatrogenic causes, post-surgical/post-therapeutic changes and benign tumors of different components of the thorax. This article illustrates and raises the awareness of these benign FDG-avid findings.
Conclusion: Knowledge of the benign FDG-avid findings of the thorax will help the imager to provide an accurate PET/CT interpretation and to avoid false-positive diagnosis of malignancy.