Case Author(s): Jabi Shriki, M.D. and Barry A. Siegel, M.D. , 9/12/05 . Rating: #D2, #Q3

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Brief history:

62 year-old man with prior right pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer. A prior CT scan detected nodularity and enhancement along the right side of the omentum.


Whole-body FDG-PET images demonstrate increased activity along a prominent, thickened omentum as well as other foci of uptake later shown to represent skeletal metastases in the left chest wall, in the left iliac wing, and in the T8, T10, and L5 vertebrae.

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View second image(pt). Axial images confirm thickening and dramatically increased uptake in the greater omentum, consistent with omental caking.

View third image(pt). The fused PET/CT images demonstrate that the omental caking seen on CT scan demonstrates markedly increased PET activity.

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