Assessment of skeletal muscle viability by PET.

  title={Assessment of skeletal muscle viability by PET.},
  author={G T. Smith and Tracey Small Wilson and Kelvin Hunter and Myrwood C. Besozzi and K. F. Hubner and David B Reath and Martin Harris Goldman and Edward Buonocore},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={36 8},
UNLABELLED We investigated the use of [18F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) PET scanning for assessment of skeletal muscle viability in patients with peripheral vascular disease and in patients following free-flap skeletal muscle transfer for closure of open wounds. METHODS We obtained 32 FDG-PET scans from 30 patients, either at the time of admission for peripheral vascular disease (n = 16) or between 1 and 15 days after surgery for skeletal muscle transfer (n = 16). Ratios between injured and… CONTINUE READING