F-18 FDG PET/CT in acute respiratory distress syndrome: A case report

Heather A. Jacene, Christian Cohade, Richard L. Wahl

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F-18 FDG PET/CT has become a useful technique in the evaluation of pulmonary lesions. We present a case of markedly increased and diffuse pulmonary F-18 FDG activity in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). High rates of glucose utilization by the inflammatory cells involved in the pathogenesis of ARDS might explain the increased pulmonary F-18 FDG uptake we observed. In the proper clinical setting, ARDS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with diffusely increased F-18 FDG activity in the lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-788
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


  • ARDS
  • FDG
  • Inflammation
  • Lung
  • PET/CT
  • Positron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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