Variable Cardiac 18FDG Patterns Seen in Oncologic Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography: Importance for Differentiating Normal Physiology From Cardiac and Paracardiac Disease
Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 06/28/2012
Maurer AH et al. – This study confirms variable fasting 18FDG cardiac activity with a predominant basal pattern not associated with radiation injury. Knowledge of these patterns is important for recognition of possible underlying cardiac ischemia, tumor, or other inflammatory conditions encountered during interpretation of oncologic positron emission tomography computed tomography studies.