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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129-133

Quintessential role of 18fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in differentiation of viable tumor tissue and nondisease desmoplastic residue


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, HCG Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, HCG Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, HCG Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Pathology, HCG Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vatturi Venkata Satya Prabhakar Rao
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, HCG Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam - 530 045, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_10_19

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The authors report a series of cases of treated nodal, solid malignancies showing persisting physical residue after completion of treatment with 18-F fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computerized tomography showing non-avid status conjuring a nondisease desmoplastic residue over morphological disease.


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