Evaluation of primary pulmonary carcinoid tumors using FDG PET.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the spectrum of positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) findings in patients who have primary pulmonary carcinoid tumors. CONCLUSION: On FDG PET imaging, pulmonary carcinoid tumors usually have lower FDG uptake than expected for malignant tumors. Biopsy or close radiologic follow-up is therefore recommended for solitary pulmonary nodules that are clinically suspected of being carcinoid tumors and that do not show increased metabolic activity on FDG PET images.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erasmus, JJ; McAdams, HP; Patz, EF; Coleman, RE; Ahuja, V; Goodman, PC

Published Date

  • May 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 170 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1369 - 1373

PubMed ID

  • 9574618

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.170.5.9574618


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States