Would you bet on PET? evaluation of the significance of positive PET scan results post-microwave ablation for non-small cell lung cancer

Zaheer, Syed N., Whitley, Justin M., Thomas, Paul A. and Steinke, Karin (2015) Would you bet on PET? evaluation of the significance of positive PET scan results post-microwave ablation for non-small cell lung cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 1-11. doi:10.1111/1754-9485.12330


Author Zaheer, Syed N.
Whitley, Justin M.
Thomas, Paul A.
Steinke, Karin
Title Would you bet on PET? evaluation of the significance of positive PET scan results post-microwave ablation for non-small cell lung cancer
Journal name Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9485
1754-9477
Publication date 2015-06-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1754-9485.12330
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Fluodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging is an acknowledged modality for the follow-up of solid tumours treated with thermal ablation, with persistent or new FDG uptake at the ablation site considered to be a reliable indicator of local recurrence. Several cases of proven false-positive FDG-PET scans are illustrated in this pictorial essay with uptake at the site of the ablated tumour, remote from the ablated lesion and in mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes. Positive FDG-PET scans post-thermal ablation of lung tumours therefore cannot always reliably predict local tumour recurrence or nodal spread. It is important to be familiar with FDG uptake patterns post-ablation and their significance. FDG-PET avid lesions post-ablation may require histological confirmation before further therapy is planned or management is changed.
Keyword False-positive
Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)
Microwave ablation (MWA)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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