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Artifacts in FDG-PET

  • Tomio Inoue
  • Noboru Oriuchi
  • E. Edmund Kim


As the number of clinical positron emission tomography (PET) units is increasing, interpretation of PET images requires a knowledge of the possible pitfalls that may occur due to artifacts and mimic pathology. These artifacts may be caused by various factors such as injection, attenuation material, image reconstruction, contamination, patient movement, and pathologic variants (Table 9.1).1


Positron Emission Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Image Attenuation Correction Axial Body Streak Artifact 
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  • Tomio Inoue
  • Noboru Oriuchi
  • E. Edmund Kim

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