ABSTRACT: Dual-time-point 18 F-flluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) can be used to differentiate benign vascular tumors from other malignant growths. We present the case of a 70-year-old woman with a history of cervical carcinoma who was referred for PET/CT to examine a left chest wall tumor noted on CT, which involved the adjacent rib and pleura, thus raising the suspicion of metastasis. The chest wall tumor demonstrated moderate FDG uptake and further decreased uptake at the delayed-phase scanning, corresponding to biodistribution of FDG in the blood pool. These findings indicated a benign hemangioma rather than a metastasis.
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