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Lymph Node Findings on PET: Cancer or COVID Vaccine?

Post-jab radiotracer uptake "could prompt unnecessary biopsies and treatments"

The decision to proceed with PET imaging after recent COVID-19 vaccination should take into account the evolving knowledge of the pitfalls that such vaccination can cause on PET, as well as patient-specific factors such as the cancer type, cancer stage, and the urgency of the clinical decisions to be made based on the PET finding,” the authors wrote in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Observed alterations “could prompt unnecessary biopsies and treatments unless appropriately recognized by interpreting physicians,” they stated.

Mike Bassett, Staff Writer, MedPage Today


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