Thorax: Normal and benign pathologic patterns in FDG-PET/CT imaging

Jason W. Wachsmann, Victor H. Gerbaudo

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When relying on FDG-PET/CT imaging to characterize the nature of thoracic indeterminate findings on conventional imaging modalities, it should always be kept in mind that FDGs distribution is not merely limited to malignant lesions. Familiarity with the normal thoracic biodistribution of FDG, coupled with knowledge of the potential benign causes of increased FDG uptake in the thorax, is essential in minimizing the incidence of incorrect interpretation of FDG-PET images in daily clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-168
Number of pages22
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Benign pathologic findings
  • Computed tomography
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Normal biodistribution
  • Thorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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