FDG uptake in brown adipose tissue-A brief report on brown fat with FDG uptake mechanisms and quantitative analysis using dual-time-point FDG PET/CT


Akkas B. E. , Gokaslan D., Guner L., Karabacak N.

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR, vol.30, no.1, pp.14-18, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.remn.2010.05.006
  • Journal Name: REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-18
  • Keywords: Dual time point imaging, PET/CT, (18)F-FDG, Brown fat, MALIGNANCY, MIMICKING, NECK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aims: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a potential source of false-positive findings on [(18)F] FDG PET. In this report, we have discussed the (18)F-FDG uptake mechanisms in BAT and have aimed to determine if dual time point PET imaging helps to differentiate BAT from malignant lesions.