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Final ID: Poster #: EDU-082

All that's hot is not malignant: A review of non-malignant pathology on pediatric PET/MRI

Purpose or Case Report: With the increased demand and utilization of PET/MRI in oncologic imaging, there is an ever increasing database of non-malignant pathology that has not yet been described on PET/MRI. Furthermore, the pediatric population provides an even more unique breadth of pathology that is often only seen in this age group. It is important to be able to accurately identify these common pathologies so as to not mistake them for malignancy and to prevent unnecessary follow up imaging studies and further invasive diagnostic procedures.

For this educational exhibit we review over 200 clinical pediatric 18F-FDG PET/MRs performed at our institution and highlight the most common and most interesting cases of FDG-avid non-malignant pathology.

Listed below are some of the cases to be included in the poster:
-Benign FDG avid bone tumors including non-ossifying fibromas
-Benign causes of FDG avid lymphadenopathy including cat scratch disease
-Benign causes of FDG avid lung lesions including aspiration pneumonia
-Benign causes of gastro-intestinal FDG uptake including pseudomembranous colitis
-Benign FDG avid infectious pathologies including a liver abscess
Methods & Materials:
  • Patel, Akash  ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States )
  • States, Lisa  ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States )
Session Info:

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Nuclear Imaging/Oncology

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