Muscle Strain

  • Jingyu ZhouEmail author
  • Amit Gupta


Skeletal muscles may demonstrate increased FDG uptake when subjected to voluntary and involuntary activity. It is important to recognize this benign uptake on PET/MR imaging and differentiate it from pathological etiologies.


Muscle strain Skeletal muscle PET/MR FDG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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