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Title: PET in vasculitis
Authors: Blockmans, Daniel Engelbert # ×
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences
Series Title: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences vol:1228 issue:1 pages:64-70
Article number: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06021.x
Abstract: [(18) F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) can be used to visualize large-vessel inflammation in giant-cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, and other types of aortitis. In patients with symptoms compatible with polymyalgia rheumatica, findings of increased FDG-uptake in the shoulders, hips, as well as the spinous processes of the cervical and lumbar spine, may suggest this diagnosis. In patients with giant-cell arteritis, there is increased metabolic activity within the aortic wall on FDG PET scintigraphy, indicating inflammation of the aorta, which may be a predictor of a higher potential for aortic dilatation.
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ISSN: 0077-8923
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
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