Lung Cancer Recurrence: 18F-FDG PET/CT in Clinical Practice

Asha Kandathil, Robert Carson Sibley Iii, Rathan Subramaniam

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to summarize the clinical utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of lung cancer recurrence with an emphasis on typical anatomic and metabolic patterns of recurrence, expected posttherapeutic changes, and common pitfalls of FDG PET/CT. FDG PET/CT is useful in assessing therapeutic response and in determining the extent of recurrent disease and provides a guide for targeted biopsy. CONCLUSION. FDG PET/CT plays a crucial role in the evaluation of therapeutic response in lung cancer and guides management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1136-1144
Number of pages9
JournalAJR. American journal of roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • 18F-FDG PET/CT
  • lung cancer recurrence
  • response assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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