F-18 FDG PET/CT has become a useful technique in the evaluation of pulmonary lesions. We present a case of markedly increased and diffuse pulmonary F-18 FDG activity in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). High rates of glucose utilization by the inflammatory cells involved in the pathogenesis of ARDS might explain the increased pulmonary F-18 FDG uptake we observed. In the proper clinical setting, ARDS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with diffusely increased F-18 FDG activity in the lungs.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
F-18 FDG PET/CT in acute respiratory distress syndrome : A case report. / Jacene, Heather A.; Cohade, Christian; Wahl, Richard L.In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 12, 12.2004, p. 786-788.
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