Splenic fluorodeoxyglucose uptake increased by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy: PET imaging results

Y Sugawara, K R Zasadny, P V Kison, L H Baker, R L Wahl
1999 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
Substantially increased FDG uptake was observed in the spleen during and after G-CSF treatment, although this change was less frequent and not as marked as the change observed in the bone marrow. The recognition and understanding of this phenomenon will be increasingly important when interpreting FDG PET images in cancer patients to avoid confusing this normal phenomenon with pathological splenic (tumor) involvement.
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