Accuracy of Serial PET-CT Imaging in Systemic Sarcoidosis.
Roberto G Carbone, Daniele Penna, Robert P Baughman, Elyse E Lower
Respiratory Unit, Department of Internal Medicine Regional Hospital Aosta, and University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, Nuclear Medicine IRMET Torino ItalyDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date of Submission: 26-Nov-2013, Date of Acceptance: 03-Mar-2014, Date of Web Publication: 29-Apr-2014.
Positron emission tomography (PET) in combination with computed tomography (PET-CT) is commonly used to identify malignant lesion in the lung. Despite there being only a few reports in literature, PET-CT imaging may have many advantages in the study of sarcoidosis, being useful in the diagnosis as well as in monitoring the response to treatment. The object of this case report is to highlight the clinical utility of integrated PET-CT imaging for evaluation of patients with systemic sarcoidosis and for comparing baseline findings to follow-up readings.
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