Global Health & Medicine
Online ISSN : 2434-9194
Print ISSN : 2434-9186
FDG-PET/CT images of COVID-19: a comprehensive review
Ryogo MinamimotoMasatoshi HottaMasahiro IshikaneTakeshi Inagaki
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Keywords: COVID-19, FDG, PET/CT, diagnosis
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Article ID: 2020.01056

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Following a lot of reports of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) CT images, the feature of FDG-PET/CT imaging of COVID-19 was reported in several articles. Since FDG accumulates in activated inflammatory cells, FDG-PET/CT has huge potential for diagnosing and monitoring of inflammatory disease. However, FDG-PET/CT cannot be routinely used in an emergency setting and is not generally recommended as a first choice for diagnosis of infectious diseases. In this review, we demonstrate FDG-PET/CT imaging features of COVID-19, including our experience and current knowledge, and discuss the value of FDG-PET/CT in terms of estimating the pathologic mechanism.

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