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Table 1 Location of primary lesion in patients with incidentally found thyroid lesions on 18F-FDG PET/CT.

From: Incidental thyroid lesions detected by FDG-PET/CT: prevalence and risk of thyroid cancer

Primary lesion Primary diagnosis
(n = 3,379)
FDG uptake on PET/CT
(n = 285)
Malignancy
(n = 23)
Breast 893 97 7
Gastrointestinal 311 25 4
Gynecologic 297 31 3
Lung 306 21 2
Lymphoma 163 19 1
Hepatobiliary 159 8 1
Head and Neck 428 17 0
Others 132 6 0
Unknown malignancy 24 3 0
Cancer screening 666 58 5
  1. FDG; fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
  2. PET/CT; Positron emission tomography (PET)/Computed tomography (CT)