Detection of choriocarcinoma in the lung by FDG positron emission tomography

Hongming Zhuang, Alvin J. Yamamoto, Nasrin Ghesani, Abass Alavi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations


Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has been used successfully to detect and stage various malignant conditions, notably lung and colorectal cancers, lymphoma, and melanoma. However, not all malignancies can be detected effectively by FDG PET. To our knowledge, the detection of choriocarcinoma by FDG PET has never been reported in the literature. The authors show FDG PET effectively detected choriocarcinoma in the lung of a 29-year-old woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jul 31 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Positron Emission Tomography

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Detection of choriocarcinoma in the lung by FDG positron emission tomography'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this