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Table 2 Patterns of [18 F]FDG uptake among malignant, premalignant and non-neoplastic lesions

From: Clinical significance of incidental [18 F]FDG uptake in the gastrointestinal tract on PET/CT imaging: a retrospective cohort study

  Malignant lesions, no. (%) Premalignant lesions, no. (%) Non-neoplastic lesions per endoscopya,b, no. (%)
Focal uptake, no. (% of cases with known pattern of uptake) 12 (100) 46 (98) 38b (88)
Diffuse uptake, no (% of cases with known pattern of uptake) 0 (0) 1 (2) 4 (9)
  1. a = 54 areas of uptake
  2. b = 12 patients had an unknown pattern of uptake