FDG imaging

FDG imaging

A type of positron emission tomography using the contrast agent fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). This technique is esp. useful in detecting melanomas, lymphomas, and cancers of the head, neck, lung, and breast and of the colorectal and genitourinary systems.
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The role of myocardial viability assessed by perfusion/F-18 FDG imaging in children with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
FDG imaging procedures rely on the differential uptake of glucose into cells.
This dual purpose camera will provide continual opportunity to increase patient imaging services and revenues as HCFA approves additional procedures for FDG imaging.
FDG imaging can also be combined with an Rb-82 rest and stress imaging protocol as clinically appropriate.