Pulmonary Infarct

  • Kavitha YaddanapudiEmail author


PET/MR imaging shows pulmonary infarct as a wedge-shaped consolidation with increased FDG activity in the periphery of the lung. MRI has been used to identify acute pulmonary embolism in patients who have contraindications for CT contrast and are not suitable for nuclear lung scans.


Pulmonary infarct Acute pulmonary embolism FDG PET/MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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