Reference : Evaluation of pleural diseases with FDG-PET imaging: preliminary report.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/166503
Evaluation of pleural diseases with FDG-PET imaging: preliminary report.
English
Bury, Thierry mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Physiologie humaine et physiologie de l'effort physique]
Paulus, P [> > > >]
Dowlati, A [> > > >]
CORHAY, Jean-Louis mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Pneumologie-Allergologie]
Rigo, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Département des sciences de la motricité >]
Radermecker, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Anatomie humaine]
1997
Thorax
BMJ Group
52
2
187-9
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0040-6376
1468-3296
London
United Kingdom
[en] Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Deoxyglucose/analogs & derivatives/diagnostic use ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Fluorine Radioisotopes/diagnostic use ; Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 ; Humans ; Middle Aged ; Pleural Diseases/radionuclide imaging ; Pleural Neoplasms/radionuclide imaging ; Tomography, Emission-Computed
[en] BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is an accurate method for differentiating benign from malignant disease. The use of FDG-PET for the aetiological diagnosis of pleural disease was investigated in 25 patients. METHODS: PET was performed on each subject before invasive procedures were used to determine the aetiological diagnosis. The PET data were analysed by visual interpretation of coronal, sagittal, and transverse slices. RESULTS: Sixteen patients were found to have malignant pleural disease and nine had benign disease. All patients with histologically confirmed malignant disease showed FDG uptake within the pleural thickening which was intense in 14 cases and moderate in two. PET imaging showed the absence of FDG uptake and correctly categorised seven non-malignant lesions. Two patients with infectious pleural diseases showed a localised and moderate FDG uptake. CONCLUSION: Our preliminary results suggest that FDG-PET could be an effective tool for differentiating between benign and malignant pleural diseases.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/166503

There is no file associated with this reference.

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.