FDG-PET imaging in Merkel cell carcinoma - Value of head-to-toe scan

Haim Golan*, Olga Volkov, Olga Linchinsky, Moshe Melloul

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A 63-year-old man was diagnosed with metastatic MCC. Preliminary staging PET scan with 18F-FDG was not done at the time of diagnosis. After completion of chemo- and radiotherapy, the patient underwent a CT scan of the area from the maxilla to the ischium; no evidence of disease was noted. Clinically, the patient was considered to be in remission. The CT scan was followed by head-to-toe FDG-PET scanning which revealed foci of metastatic disease in the right mid- thigh and left proximal calf. This case demonstrates the added value of head-to-toe FDG-PET for the detection of distant metastases in MCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-136
Number of pages2
JournalNuclear Medicine Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005


  • 18-FDG-PET
  • Head-to-toe scan
  • Merkel cell carcinoma


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