The role of FDG-PET/CT in gynecologic imaging: an updated guide to interpretation and challenges
FDG-PET/CT; Gynecologic imaging; Gynecologic malignancies
© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. All women, during their lifetime, are at risk of developing some form of gynecologic malignancy. The role of FDG-PET/CT has become more established in the management of gynecologic malignancies in the last decade. In this article, we will review the role of FDG-PET/CT in endometrial, cervical, ovarian, and vaginal cancer, by highlighting its strengths and limitations. While the role in initial or pre-operative staging for FDG-PET/CT is controversial, it allows noninvasive detection of equivocal or distant metastases, may alter stage and prognosis, and can guide or help eliminate unnecessary interventions that may not be beneficial. FDG-PET/CT is a useful adjunct to traditional staging with MR and CT.
Akin, E., Kuhl, E., & Zeman, R. (2018). The role of FDG-PET/CT in gynecologic imaging: an updated guide to interpretation and challenges. Abdominal Radiology, 43 (9). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00261-017-1441-8