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OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) for diagnosing prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). BACKGROUND The diagnosis of PVE remains challenging. In PVE cases, initial echocardiography is normal or inconclusive in almost 30%, leading to a decreased(More)
UNLABELLED We describe a rare case of a woman who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT during early pregnancy (fetus age, 10 wk). The fetal absorbed dose was calculated by taking into account the (18)F-FDG fetal self-dose, photon dose coming from the maternal tissues, and CT dose received by both mother and fetus. METHODS The patient (weight, 71 kg) had received(More)
AIMS Whole body imaging with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has proven useful in various infectious diseases. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the diagnostic yield of FDG PET/CT in patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 21(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine whether the follow-up of pain processing recovery in hyperalgesic fibromyalgia (FM) could be objectively evaluated with brain perfusion ethyl cysteinate dimer single photon computerized tomography (ECD-SPECT) after administration of ketamine. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 17 hyperalgesic FM women patients(More)
UNLABELLED Our objective was to evaluate (18)F-FDG PET uptake in patients with nonmetastatic and metastatic chromaffin-derived tumors. METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive unrelated patients with chromaffin tumors, including 9 patients with genetically determined disease, were studied. A combination of preoperative imaging work-up, surgical findings, and(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate the specific clinical correlate of brain SPECT perfusion abnormalities reported in fibromyalgia. METHODS We performed a whole-brain voxel-based correlation analysis involving regional cerebral blood flow and various parameters related to pain (Visual Analog Scale, Tubingen Pain Behavior Scale, and(More)
PURPOSE Neuro-imaging studies with (99m)Tc-HMPAO SPECT in fibromyalgia (FM) patients have reported only limited subcortical hypoperfusion. (99m)Tc-ECD SPECT is known to provide better evaluation of areas of high cerebral blood flow and regional metabolic rate. We evaluated a homogeneous group of hyperalgesic patients with FM using (99m)Tc-ECD SPECT. The aim(More)
PURPOSE Ketamine has been used successfully in various proportions of fibromyalgia (FM) patients. However, the response to this specific treatment remains largely unpredictable. We evaluated brain SPECT perfusion before treatment with ketamine, using voxel-based analysis. The objective was to determine the predictive value of brain SPECT for ketamine(More)
We showed the first image of (18)FDG-PET, which leads to a diagnosis of lymphoma in an atypical polyarthritis. About 4% of patients with lymphoma or leukemia suffered from rheumatologic paraneoplastic symptoms like arthralgia and about 10% of the patients with rheumatologic or neurologic clinical symptoms develop a solid cancer or hematological neoplasm.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of [(18)F]-FDG PET/CT image fusion in the management of carcinomas of the upper aero-digestive tract. METHODS This retrospective study included 169 patients with squamous cell cacinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract who underwent a PET/CT for : initial staging (n = 47), cervical lymphadenopathy from an unknown primary(More)