18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18F-FDG) as a substrate for tumors with high glucose metabolism has been the most commonly used 18F-FDG-PET radiopharmaceutical in oncologic imaging. However, the usefulness of 18F-FDG-PET in gastric cancer has not yet been fully established. The intent of this review is to help to better understand the impact of 18F-FDG-PET on the imaging of gastric cancer, to offer a greater understanding of how gastric malignancies may present and be recognized on 18F-FDG-PET and to assess the complementary value of PET/CT in gastric cancer staging.
- TNM staging
- gastric cancer staging
- gastric carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging