Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 165–169

Incidental focal hypermetabolic colorectal lesions identified by positron emission tomography: prevalence of malignancy



Colorectal cancer is commonly diagnosed in the United State and is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. Positron emission tomography has been used for the evaluation and management for patients with colorectal cancer. Frequently, abnormal incidental lesions are detected on positron emission tomography. This article will review current literature for the prevalence of malignancy and pre-malignancy in incidental focal hypermetabolic colorectal lesions detected by positron emission tomography and briefly discuss its clinical impact.

Key words

Positron emission tomography Incidental findings Colorectal Carcinoma Colonic adenoma Fluorodeoxyglucose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Diagnostic Imaging ServicesKaiser Permanente Fontana Medical CenterFontanaUSA

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