Global Health & Medicine
Online ISSN : 2434-9194
Print ISSN : 2434-9186
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Effects of COVID-19 vaccination on FDG-PET/CT imaging: A literature review
Ryogo MinamimotoTomomichi Kiyomatsu
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Keywords: COVID-19, FDG, PET/CT, vaccine
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2021 Volume 3 Issue 3 Pages 129-133

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COVID-19 vaccination using mRNA technology began at the end of 2020 in several countries, approximately 9 months after the WHO declared the new coronavirus a pandemic, and began in Japan at the end of February 2021. Several studies have reported FDG avidity in enlarged axillary lymph nodes as a specific feature of FDG-PET/CT imaging after COVID-19 vaccination. A major concern is that this finding could lead to a misdiagnosis in patients with various types of malignancy. We review the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on the management of patients scheduled for FDG-PET/CT in the setting of nationwide mass vaccination.

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