FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT for Diagnosing Infection in Patients with Multiple Vascular Bypass Grafts: A Report of Two Cases
EJVES Extra , Volume 13 - Issue 3 p. 40- 43
2-Deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is an established imaging modality in the fields of clinical oncology, cardiology and neurology, and could be useful for the diagnosis of vascular prosthetic graft infection. The technology of combining FDG-PET and computed tomography (CT) images, acquired in a single session, is gaining popularity. Several reports proposed the application of both FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT in the diagnosis and management of vascular prosthetic graft infection. This case report highlights the usefulness of FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT as noninvasive diagnostic modalities for patients with multiple vascular prosthetic bypass grafts susceptible for infection.
|FDG-PET, FDG-PET/CT, Infection, Vascular prosthesis|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
de Meijer, V.E, van de Ven, A.W.H, & den Hoed, P.Th. (2007). FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT for Diagnosing Infection in Patients with Multiple Vascular Bypass Grafts: A Report of Two Cases. EJVES Extra, 13(3), 40–43. doi:10.1016/j.ejvsextra.2006.11.003