18F-FDG PET successfully detects spinal cord sarcoidosis

  title={18F-FDG PET successfully detects spinal cord sarcoidosis},
  author={Kiyobumi Ota and Taiji Tsunemi and Kazuyoshi Saito and Fumika Yamanami and Mutsufusa Watanabe and Takashi Irioka and Hidehiro Mizusawa},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Though there has been an array of methods to evaluate the extent of sarcoidosis, it is generally difficult to detect central nervous system involvement. Recently it has become accepted that 18F-FDG PET is more sensitive than gallium scintigraphy in finding sarcoid lesions, however its usefulness and limitations for detecting sarcoidosis in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, has rarely been investigated. Two patients with pathologically confirmed sarcoidosis manifested… CONTINUE READING
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