Round pneumonia mimicking pulmonary malignancy on F-18 FDG PET/CT

Philip Shie, Irfan Farukhi, Randall S. Hughes, Orhan K. Öz

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Round pneumonia is well known in the pediatric population; however, it is relatively uncommon in adults. The appearance of round pneumonia may be difficult to distinguish from lung carcinoma on anatomic images. This case illustrates a round pneumonia mimicking a pulmonary malignancy on PET/CT. In patients found to have rapid development of a round pulmonary lesion and clinical manifestations of pneumonia, it may be prudent to treat with empiric antibiotics before invasive diagnostic procedures for malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Infectious uptake of FDG
  • PET/CT
  • Round pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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