Multifocal Pneumonia

  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author


Pneumonia can be incidentally detected on PET/MR imaging, especially in cancer patients, as they are more prone to infection due to their immune status. It usually demonstrates mild FDG uptake and typical MR features that can differentiate it from malignancy.


Pneumonia VIBE Consolidation PET/MR FDG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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