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Smokers more likely to have increased intercostal muscle uptake on PET

OBJECTIVE: identification of patterns of uptake by the intercostal muscles in smokers versus non-smokers undergoing FDG PET scanning. METHODS: 96 PET/CT scans were retrospectively reviewed and intercostal muscle uptake analyzed. RESULTS: nearly 50% of the smolers had uptake localized to the intercostal muscles, compared to about 10% of the non-smokers. CONCLUSION: FDG uptake by the intercostal muscles is common, and observed more frequently in smokers. PMID: 15564151

Mol Imaging Biol. 2004 Nov-Dec;6(6):405-10.

2-Deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose uptake in intercostal respiratory muscles on positron emission tomography/computed tomography: smokers versus nonsmokers.

Jacene HA, Patel PP, Chin BB.

The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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