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Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Review paper
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2015-06-08
Accepted: 2015-09-08
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Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of inflammatory and infectious vascular disease

Beata Ewa Chrapko, Marek Chrapko, Anna Nocuń, Bogusław Stefaniak, Tomasz Zubilewicz, Andrzej Drop
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0006
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Pubmed: 26841377
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):28-36.

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Reviews
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2015-06-08
Accepted: 2015-09-08

Abstract

This review article discusses the utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in diagnosis and management of vascular disease. We stress usefulness of this method in large vessel inflammation and infection.

In our work we based on the literature analysis and clinical cases diagnosed in our institution by use of 18F-FDG PET/CT. The literature exploration was focusing on vascular inflammation and infections and 18-FDG PET. The search was performed on PubMed database and cross referencing.

We present the practical review with several images of vascular diseases like: Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis, vascular graft infections, abdominal aortic aneurysm infections and cases of aortitis and periaortitis. From this work inflammation associated with atheromatic process and vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque we excluded.

18F-FGD PET/CT is a sensitive metabolic, reliable, non-invasive imaging modality suitable for diagnosis and follow-up of inflammation and infections in vascular system.

Abstract

This review article discusses the utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in diagnosis and management of vascular disease. We stress usefulness of this method in large vessel inflammation and infection.

In our work we based on the literature analysis and clinical cases diagnosed in our institution by use of 18F-FDG PET/CT. The literature exploration was focusing on vascular inflammation and infections and 18-FDG PET. The search was performed on PubMed database and cross referencing.

We present the practical review with several images of vascular diseases like: Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis, vascular graft infections, abdominal aortic aneurysm infections and cases of aortitis and periaortitis. From this work inflammation associated with atheromatic process and vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque we excluded.

18F-FGD PET/CT is a sensitive metabolic, reliable, non-invasive imaging modality suitable for diagnosis and follow-up of inflammation and infections in vascular system.

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Keywords

positron emission tomography, fluoro-deoxy-glucose, large vessel vasculitis, vascular graft infections, aortitis, periaortitis, abdominal aortic aneurysm infections

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Title

Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of inflammatory and infectious vascular disease

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

28-36

Published online

2016-01-29

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0006

Pubmed

26841377

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):28-36.

Keywords

positron emission tomography
fluoro-deoxy-glucose
large vessel vasculitis
vascular graft infections
aortitis
periaortitis
abdominal aortic aneurysm infections

Authors

Beata Ewa Chrapko
Marek Chrapko
Anna Nocuń
Bogusław Stefaniak
Tomasz Zubilewicz
Andrzej Drop

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