11C-Acetate and 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma

Masahiro Kaji, Hiroaki Nomori, Kenichi Watanabe, Takashi Ohtsuka, Tsuguo Naruke, Keiichi Suemasu, Kimiichi Uno

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Positron emission tomography (PET) with 11C-acetate has been recently reported in detection of slow-growing tumors, such as well-differentiated adenocarcinomas of the lung, which are often negative with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET. Here we present findings of acetate-PET and FDG-PET in a case of adenocarcinoma that was comprised of peripheral ground glass opacity and solid central components, and was histologically comprised of both a well-differentiated and a moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma, respectively. Acetate-PET was positive in both components, whereas FDG-PET was only positive in the solid central component. The present case demonstrates the figurative findings of acetate-PET and FDG-PET in lung adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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