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PETCT for Inflammatory Diseases by Hiroshi Toyama & Yaming Li & Jun Hatazawa & Guang Huang & Kazuo Kubota

PETCT for Inflammatory Diseases by Hiroshi Toyama & Yaming Li & Jun Hatazawa & Guang Huang & Kazuo Kubota

Author:Hiroshi Toyama & Yaming Li & Jun Hatazawa & Guang Huang & Kazuo Kubota
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9789811508103
Publisher: Springer Singapore


Lung cancer

Tuberculosis

4.7.6 Diagnosis and Clinical Follow-Ups

No treatment was performed after the first PET/CT examination. Two months later, the patient was hospitalized for recurrent cough and hemoptysis.

The second PET/CT (Fig. 4.22) was performed, suggested hypermetabolic mass in left lower lung enlarged (a, b, and e, thick solid arrow), and new lesions appeared in the left lung (a, c, and f, thin solid arrow), the right lobe of thyroid (a, d, and g, dashed arrow), and bilateral neck lymph nodes (a, dotted arrows). In addition, increased diffuse FDG uptake was seen in spleen, the effusion appeared in the left pleural cavity. Compared with the first PET/CT, it showed disease progression.



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