J Vet Sci.  2016 Jun;17(2):257-260. 10.4142/jvs.2016.17.2.257.

Clinical usefulness of post-operative 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography in canine hemangiosarcoma

Affiliations
  • 1Veterinary Medical Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine and BK 21 Plus Project Team, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea. imsono@chonnam.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun 58128, Korea.
  • 3Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and BK 21 Plus Project Team, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.
  • 4Chonnam National University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Gwangju 61186, Korea.

Abstract

This report describes the usefulness of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) for evaluating recurrent or residual tumors following surgery. CT and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET-CT were pre- and post-operatively applied to multiple masses in a dog with hemangiosarcoma. The distinction between the left subcutaneous mass and the peritoneum was clarified on pre-operative CT examination, and malignancy was suspected based on PET-CT. A recurrent or residual tumor in the left subcutaneous region was suspected on post-operative PET-CT, and confirmed through histopathologic examination.

Keyword

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose; canine; computed tomography; hemangiosarcoma; positron emission tomography-computed tomography
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