18F-FDG PET/CT imaging
A 62 year-old male presented abdominal pain, weight loss and anemia. As a malignancy was suspected, upper GI endoscopy was performed showing thickening of gastric antrum. A 18F- FDG PET/CT scan was requested as a staging study.
Axial images, non contrast CT, PET and PET/CT fusion. A, B and C images show a markedly hypermetabolic thickening of distal gastric antrum, confirming a gastric carcinoma. Additionally, the patient presented a portacaval lymphadenopathy (D, E, F) and an isolated bone metastases located in the left iliac crest (G, H, I).