Did you see my heart?

Jitesh Dhingra

We frequently observe FDG uptake in the myocardium while performing whole body oncologic PET/CT scans. In this review we will demonstrate a spectrum of FDG findings in myocardium to allow a better interpretation of FDG PET images and reduce clinical errors and judgement errors. It is important to identify emergent versus non emergent findings. This is the first of the few case series we will present on cardiac findings on FDG PET/CT.

Atrial fibrillation induced right atrial uptake on FDG PET scan.
FDG uptake of interatrial septal fat on FDG PET scan.

FDG uptake of isolated papillary muscle.
FDG uptake in cardiac plasmacytoma.
FDG uptake in a pericardial metastasis and pleural metastasis from squamous cell lung primary.


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