18F-FDG PET versus PET/CT as a diagnostic procedure for clinical suspicion of large vessel vasculitis

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To the editor, FDG PET scintigraphy has been shown helpful in the diagnosis and follow-up of large vessel vasculitis, involving the aorta or its proximal branches, regardless of the precise nature of the vasculitis, either giant-cell arteritis (GCA) or Takayasu arteritis (TA) [1]. It was once thought that extratemporal involvement was more an exception than… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-011-1797-z

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