PET findings in pulmonary dirofilariasis

J Thorac Imaging. 2005 Nov;20(4):305-6. doi: 10.1097/01.rti.0000181524.95015.ea.


This case demonstrates hypermetabolic activity in a pulmonary round infarct secondary to dirofilariasis. This case further illustrates that pulmonary dirofilariasis, like other infectious causes of pulmonary nodules, can be PET positive.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dirofilariasis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Parasitic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18