F-18 FDG uptake in endometrial cancer

Tadaki Nakahara, Hirofumi Fujii, Michiru Ide, Yukihito Mochizuki, Wakoh Takahashi, Seiei Yasuda, Akira Shohtsu, Atsushi Kubo

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Endometrial cancer, which is one of the most common malignant gynecologic diseases, was detected by F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in a 60-year-old woman with abdominal distention. FDG PET revealed heterogeneous and marked accumulation in the endometrium, which was thought to represent endometrial cancer. In addition, focal intense accumulation of FDG in both lungs suggestive of lung metastases were noted. Endometrial cancer and lung metastases were confirmed by endometrial biopsy and computed tomography of the chest, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-83
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Endometrial Cancer
  • F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Positron Emission Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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