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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] ; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Vamsikrishna Gunnam M.B.B.S [2]


Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging may be used for the staging of merkel cell cancer.

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FDG PET scan in merkel cell cancer
FDG PET scan Source: Case courtesy of Dr Anna Margherita Maffione, Radiopedia, rID: 33259

2-fluoro-D-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography



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  2. Golan H, Volkov O, Linchinsky O, Melloul M (2005). "FDG-PET imaging in Merkel cell carcinoma - value of head-to-toe scan". Nucl Med Rev Cent East Eur. 8 (2): 135–6. PMID 16437401.
  3. Papavasiliou, Pavlos (2013). "Utility of PET/CT in the staging and treatment of patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma". Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy. 04 (04). doi:10.4172/2155-9619.S5-001. ISSN 2155-9619.
  4. Schmerling RA, Casas JG, Cinat G, Ospina F, Kassuga L, Tlahuel J, Mazzuoccolo LD (July 2018). "Burden of Disease, Early Diagnosis, and Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in Latin America". J Glob Oncol (4): 1–11. doi:10.1200/JGO.18.00041. PMID 30085832. Vancouver style error: initials (help)
  5. Enzenhofer, Elisabeth; Ubl, Philipp; Czerny, Christian; Erovic, Boban M. (2013). "Imaging in Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma". Journal of Skin Cancer. 2013: 1–6. doi:10.1155/2013/973123. ISSN 2090-2905.