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Incidental Detection of Unsuspected Pulmonary Embolism on Oncologic FDG PET/CT Imaging.
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PMID:  21716032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Incidental findings are not infrequent on integrated FDG PET/CT scans by the virtue of obtaining images from skull base to mid thigh. These can be on the FDG PET portion or the CT portion of the study and can be clinically significant. We report a case of FDG PET/CT imaging performed for staging of head and neck cancer that led to the detection of unsuspected pulmonary embolism. Our case reinforces the importance of careful interpretation of incidental findings on FDG PET/CT imaging as they can have a significant effect on patient management.
Authors:
Alok R Khandelwal; Geming Li; Amol M Takalkar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  720-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the *PET Imaging Center, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, LA; and †Department of Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, Shreveport, LA.
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