Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 407–410

Intense uptake of [F-18]-fluoro-2 deoxy-d-glucose in active pulmonary tuberculosis


  • Che-Ming Yang
    • PET CenterTaipei Medical University Hospital
    • PET CenterTaipei Medical University Hospital
  • Chi-Ming Lee
    • Department of RadiologyTaipei Medical University Hospital
  • Fong-Chieh Wang
    • Internal MedicineTaipei Medical University Hospital
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DOI: 10.1007/BF03006610

Cite this article as:
Yang, C., Hsu, C., Lee, C. et al. Ann Nucl Med (2003) 17: 407. doi:10.1007/BF03006610


FDG PET is well recognized for its utility in cancer workup. Nonetheless, the differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary lesions by FDG PET is challenging. The authors report three proved cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in acute active and open stages. The activities and extents of infection were demonstrable in FDG PET, which could not be observed in either chest radiograph or computed tomography.

Key words

FDG PET scintigraphytuberculosis

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