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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Positron Emission Tomography