FDG accumulation in aortic walls

Yukihito Mochizuki, Hirofumi Fujii, Seiei Yasuda, Tadaki Nakahara, Wakoh Takahashi, Michiru Ide, Shirosaku Koide, Akira Shohtsu

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A 65-year-old woman with no symptoms underwent whole-body F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for cancer screening. FDG accumulation was detected incidentally in her arterial walls, including the aortic wall. She had no history of inflammatory or cardiovascular disease. Although accumulation of FDG is well recognizad in the aortic wall when vasculitis is present, this patient showed no symptoms of active vasculitis during the 22-month follow-up period after the PET study. The aortic wall might be a site where FDG accumulates physiologically in elderly persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-69
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Aorta
  • F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Positron Emission Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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