Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 407–410 | Cite as

Intense uptake of [F-18]-fluoro-2 deoxy-d-glucose in active pulmonary tuberculosis

  • Che-Ming Yang
  • Chung-Huei Hsu
  • Chi-Ming Lee
  • Fong-Chieh Wang
Case Reports


FDG PET is well recognized for its utility in cancer workup. Nonetheless, the differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary lesions by FDG PET is challenging. The authors report three proved cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in acute active and open stages. The activities and extents of infection were demonstrable in FDG PET, which could not be observed in either chest radiograph or computed tomography.

Key words

FDG PET scintigraphy tuberculosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Che-Ming Yang
    • 1
  • Chung-Huei Hsu
    • 1
  • Chi-Ming Lee
    • 2
  • Fong-Chieh Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.PET CenterTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Internal MedicineTaipei Medical University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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