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F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomographic Imaging of Cytomegalovirus Pneumonia

Mackie, Gavin C., MB, BS

doi: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000135007.33694.a4
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FDG is commonly used to evaluate neoplastic disorders, but it is well-known that activity may also occur in infectious and inflammatory disorders. A case of cytomegalovirus pneumonia detected by FDG PET in an immunocompromised patient is presented. The FDG PET findings were incidental in a patient with a history of natural killer T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting for disease staging. Subsequent In-111-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy and CT supported the diagnosis of an opportunistic infection, which was later confirmed by viral culture.

From the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Received December 1, 2003; accepted January 2, 2004.

Reprints: Gavin Mackie, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, B1-G412 University Hospital, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0028. E-mail:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.