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I also note that in the IMPRESSION section the only areas mentioned are the areas with hypermetabolic activity, not the areas with 'physiologic uptake'. I did see this when I first looked at the report but I assumed it was normal to have a physiologic uptake of glucose. Now I see it is not labled 'no abnormal uptake'.


Causes of Physiologic FDG Uptake within Bowel. Within the body, FDG uptake is highest in the brain and heart. The causes of physiologic FDG uptake within bowel are not known; however, this uptake has been postulated to be secondary to metabolically active smooth muscle and mucosa, swallowed secretion, or microbial uptake (, 12).


Increased FDG uptake also can be related to physiologic activity in the bowel, such as that due to metabolically active smooth muscle, reactive lymphocytes in the terminal ileum and cecum, and swallowed secretions [2, 4, 5]. The most common sites of physiologic uptake are the distal esophagus, stomach, and colon [4, 6]. These foci of uptake due ...


Physiological activity refers to the normal function of an organism. It may refer to specific organs or the organism as a whole. The act of a human eating, sleeping or even thinking is considered a physiological activity.


Small intestinal uptake is variable and usually of low grade. Colonic activity may be quite marked, particularly in the caecum and rectosigmoid junction. In general, uptake is highest in the colon, followed by the small bowel, with the stomach showing uptake of lowest intensity. Bowel uptake can be diffuse but not focal.


Normal bowel accumulates variable amounts of 2-[fluorine 18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG). The exact etiology for the physiologic FDG uptake in the bowel remains unknown, but may be related to a ...


This physiologic tracer activity in the GIT has been attributed to uptake by smooth muscles (mainly in the bowel), swallowed secretions, or excretion and intraluminal concentration of 18 F-FDG (9,10).


function [fungk´shun] the special, normal, or proper action of any part or organ. bowel function in the omaha system, the ability of the intestine to digest food and evacuate waste. genitourinary function in the omaha system, the ability of the sexual organs to reproduce and of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra to produce and excrete urine ...


There is physiologic radiotracer uptake in the visualized parts of the brain, heart, liver, spleen and bowel. No focal activity is observed in the lungs. Excreted tracer is visualized in the kidneys and urinary bladder. Activity at the right upper arm represents contamination. Interpretation: Since November 5, 2008. 1.


Normal physiologic activity is seen in the inferior pole of the left kidney (K) and the bladder (B). These findings confirm that the areas of increased activity are not due to normal physiologic uptake of FDG within bowel but indeed represent implants adjacent to bowel loops.