Are you evaluating a PET scan from a patient with possible lung cancer?

Does the patient have?

• lipoid pneumonia?

• deep fungal infection (Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, etc)?

• tuberculosis or other mycobacterial infection?

• chronic abscess or other infection?

• another type of tumor (malignant lymphoma, etc)?

• bone fracture unrelated to metastatic cancer?

• sarcoidosis?

• radiation pneumonitis?

• post-operative ?

• uptake in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract?

• brown muscle?

• following muscular activity?

• thymic hyperplasia following chemotherapy?

• adenocarcinoma with a bronchioalveolar carcinoma (BAC, lepidic) pattern (in situ or invasive)?

• lesion smaller than the detection limit?


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