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Abbreviation for fluorodeoxyglucose.
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, fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (floo?(o-)ro-de-ok?se-gloo'kos?) (floor'en?de-ok?se-gloo'kos?, floo'o-ren?de-ok?se-gloo'kos?),

FDG; fluorine-18 FDG.

A fluorinated radiographically visible glucose molecule that serves as a contrast agent. Synonym: fludeoxyglucose
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The degree of FDG uptake is often measured to allow comparison within and between different patients and diseases by the standardized uptake value (SUV).
The abscess foci identified in the F-18 FDG PET/CT images were drained; and antibiotic therapy continued for 14 days after surgery.
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Characterization of adrenal masses by using FDG PET: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test performance.
Onkolojik hastalarda F-18 FDG PET/BT goruntuleme icin hastalarin 4-6 saat ac olmasi, kan glukoz duzeyinin en fazla <150-200 mg/dL olmasi gereklidir.
(7) reported that of the 1158 patients who underwent PET/CT, 18 had abnormal FDG uptake in the larynx and hypopharynx.
A well-known false-positive cause of FDG PET is pulmonary tuberculosis and mediastinal tuberculosis (6).
Some researchers defined this as a positive result when the uptake of FDG was superior in the muscle compared with the liver and concluded that FDG-PET/CT was less sensitive for diagnosis than MRI, EMG, and muscle biopsy [6].
[2] However, there are scarce cases focusing on IgG4RLD in [sup.18]F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging feature.