The role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of solid splenic masses

Ur Metser, Einat Even-Sapir
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR 2006, 27 (5): 420-5
18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a noninvasive imaging modality that appears to have a high negative-predictive value for malignancy in assessing solid splenic masses discovered on conventional imaging modalities. Histological sampling is recommended for fluorodeoxyglucose-avid splenic masses, as the main differential diagnosis includes malignancy, either primary or secondary, or granulomatous disease.

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