Applications of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of infection.

@article{Chacko2003ApplicationsOF,
  title={Applications of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of infection.},
  author={Thomas K. Chacko and Hongming Zhuang and Khozaim Z Nakhoda and Bahar Moussavian and Abass Alavi},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={615-24}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) in diagnosing infection in a large population of patients and in a variety of clinical circumstances where the performance of conventional imaging modalities has been questioned. We retrospectively analysed 167 FDG PET scans obtained to evaluate 175 anatomical sites for the presence of infection. The major indications for the scans were (1) complicated orthopaedic hardware (n=97… CONTINUE READING