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What is a hypermetabolic lesion?

A PET SCAN uses glucose labeled with radioactive material.

Hyper metabolic lesion is a lesion which take more labeled glucose (known as FGD glucose) than other tissue of body.

This occur in cases of tumors, cancers or infections.

Due to high cell turn over or high cellular activity in these lesion there is high uptake.

These hyper metabolic lesion are non-specific and diagnosed in correlation with CT.

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What is a hypermetabolic lesion that would be seen on a pet scan?

Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 9 years ago.

A PET SCAN uses glucose labeled with radioactive material.

Hyper metabolic lesion is a lesion which take more labeled glucose (known as FGD glucose) than other tissue of body.

This occur in cases of tumors, cancers or infections.

Due to high cell turn over or high cellular activity in these lesion there is high uptake.

These hyper metabolic lesion are non-specific and diagnosed in correlation with CT.

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