FDG imaging | definition of FDG imaging by Medical dictionary
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.
The additional value of PET/CT over PET in FDG imaging
of oesophageal cancer.
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
can also be combined with an Rb-82 rest and stress imaging protocol as clinically appropriate.
One concern common to both FDG imaging
and sestamibi is the cost of the procedure and the appropriate follow-up once a lesion has been detected.