Imaging thrombus in cancer patients with FDG PET-CT

Punit Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, Harmandeep Singh, Sunil Jeph, Manish Patnecha, Rama Mohan Reddy, Niraj Naswa, Chandrasekhar Bal, Arun Malhotra

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The incidence of thrombosis in patients with underlying primary malignancy is high. The thrombus may be the more common venous thromboembolism (VTE) or the rare tumour thrombus. VTE is a common entity in cancer patients and is managed with anticoagulant therapy, while tumour thrombosis requires aggressive multimodality management. Conventional imaging modalities, including ultrasonography, venography, contrast-enhanced computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, are used routinely in such cases. With its increasing use in oncology, more and more such thrombi are encountered on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography- computed tomography (PET-CT). Accurate characterisation of these lesions is of utmost importance owing to complementary functional information which it provides. FDG PET-CT has been found to be helpful in this context. This pictorial review discusses and illustrates the imaging features of thrombosis on FDG PET-CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalJapanese Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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