Radiation-Induced Esophagitis on FDG PET Imaging

Peeyush Bhargava, Phillip Reich, Abass Alavi, Hongming Zhuang

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Whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic (FDG PET) imaging is now being used for staging and restaging patients with a variety of cancers. Benign and inflammatory disorders have been reported to take up FDG, and it is important to recognize these on PET images for appropriate interpretation. The authors present a 76-year-old man who was treated with radiation for poorly differentiated nonsmall cell lung cancer and whose posttherapy PET images showed FDG uptake in the region of radiation-induced esophagitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophagitis
  • Inflammation
  • Radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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