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PET artefact masquerading as a PET positive lung mass
  1. Pichapong Tunsupon,
  2. M Jeffery Mador
  1. University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, Veteran Hospital, Buffalo, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pichapong Tunsupon, ptunsupon{at}

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A 70-year-old man was referred for evaluation of multiple lung nodules. His medical history was significant for stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in remission for the past 10 years. Physical examination and laboratory tests were unremarkable. Positron emission tomography and CT (PET-CT) of the chest demonstrated non-hypermetabolic scattered pulmonary nodules measuring up to 1.0 cm in diameter and an intense fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid hypermetabolic lesion adjacent to the right hilum extending to the medial segment of the right lower lung (RLL), without any corresponding abnormality on …

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