The role of FDG uptake intensity in pericardial effusion

The role of FDG uptake intensity in pericardial effusion IMAGES THAT TEACH The role of FDG uptake intensity in pericardial effusion a,b Yiyan Liu, MD, PhD Nuclear Medicine Service, Department of Radiology, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ Nuclear Medicine Service, Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Newark, NJ Received Jul 14, 2016; accepted Jul 14, 2016 doi:10.1007/s12350-016-0612-2 INTRODUCTION In all the cases, SUV was determined by drawing the region of interest over the pericardial fluid rather Pericardial effusion (PE) is a relatively common than pericardium. clinical condition in oncologic patients. The differential diagnosis between benign and malignant PE is difficult without pericardial fluid analysis/pericardial biopsy. DISCUSSION The following case presentations demonstrate the role of In most of the oncologic patients, PE is secondary to FDG uptake in the differential diagnosis. a benign etiology such as chemotherapy, chest radiation, pericarditis, or idiopathic. FDG avid PE is not a common finding on PET/CT imaging. Unlike anatomic CASE SUMMARY imaging modalities, FDG PET/CT has the unique ability Patient 1 was a 55-year-old man with a newly to identify hypermetabolic tissue including fluid in the diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the right lung. FDG absence of obvious abnormality of the structure. There is PET/CT was obtained for staging, which showed no or Journal of Nuclear Cardiology Springer Journals

The role of FDG uptake intensity in pericardial effusion

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2016 by American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Medicine & Public Health; Cardiology; Nuclear Medicine; Imaging / Radiology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial