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What does FDG stand for?

FDG stands for 2-[18F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. It is the tracer used during PET scans to make abnormalities more visible.

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What is an FDG avid node, and what does FDG stand for?

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

FDG stands for 2-[18F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. It is the tracer used during PET scans to make abnormalities more visible.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

But what is an avid node -is this a malignant lymph node?

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

It means that the node picked up excess amounts of the tracer. It isn't a diagnosis, but it is suspicious of a metastasis. Your physician will possibly want to do a biopsy.

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