Spectrum of malignant renal and urinary bladder tumors on 18F-FDG PET/CT: a pictorial essay

Clin Imaging. 2012 Nov-Dec;36(6):660-73. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.01.010. Epub 2012 Jun 8.


A wide variety of malignant renal and urinary bladder diseases can be detected on (18)F-FDG PET/CT. Although the PET/CT findings are often nonspecific, the aim of this atlas was to demonstrate that the spectrum of renal and urinary bladder malignancy that can be evaluated with PET/CT is much broader than current medical literature would suggest. PET/CT readers and oncologists should be aware of the variety of urological tumor types that can be detected on PET/CT and some of the patterns of (18)F-FDG uptake that can be observed in these cases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18*
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multimodal Imaging / methods*
  • Positron-Emission Tomography*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / diagnosis*


  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18