PET/CT in gynecologic malignancies

Radiol Clin North Am. 2013 Sep;51(5):895-911. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 Jul 17.


Ovarian cancer and malignancies of the uterine cervix and corpus are the most commonly encountered gynecologic neoplasms in clinical practice. Although of little value in both diagnosis and early-stage gynecologic malignancy, fluorodeoxyglucose-PET and PET/computed tomography provide accurate detection of metastatic disease in advanced malignancy and better delineation of recurrent disease compared with conventional imaging.

Keywords: Cervical cancer; Endometrial cancer; FDG-PET; Ovarian cancer; PET/CT.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female / diagnostic imaging*
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female / pathology
  • Humans
  • Multimodal Imaging*
  • Neoplasm Metastasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasm Metastasis / pathology
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Radiopharmaceuticals


  • Contrast Media
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18