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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