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The possible role of F-18 FDG positron emission tomography in the differential diagnosis of focal pancreatic lesions.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Nuclear Medicine
0363-9762
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
3
Pages
197–201
Identifiers
PMID: 11852308
Source
Medline

Abstract

FDG-PET is an effective tool to differentiate malignant from benign focal pancreatic lesions. In persons with focal pancreatic hypoechogenic or hypodense lesions detected by CT or US and an elevated CA 19-9 level, FDG PET should be the next step in the diagnostic strategy.

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