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Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182817aaf
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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Detected by FDG PET/CT in a Patient With Bacteremia

Nielsen, Anne Lerberg MD*; Thomassen, Anders MD*; Hess, Søren MD*; Alavi, Abass MD, PhD, DSc; Høilund-Carlsen, Poul Flemming MD, DMSci*

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Abstract

Abstract: We report incidental FDG PET/CT findings of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in a patient with bacteremia. In this patient, diagnosis of thromboembolism was not considered until FDG PET/CT imaging was performed, and the findings prompted immediate anticoagulant therapy. The role of FDG PET/CT in venous thromboembolism is not yet well established, but the potential benefit must be kept in mind when interpreting FDG PET/CT images regardless of the underlying disease.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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