Diagnosis of infection of implantable central venous catheters by [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.


OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in the diagnosis of infection of implantable vascular catheters. METHODS We evaluated six patients with haematological cancer and infection of their implantable vascular catheter and who underwent FDG PET imaging around the… (More)


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