Diagnostic performance of Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and a meta-analysis.

@article{Treglia2013DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and a meta-analysis.},
  author={Giorgio Treglia and Natale Quartuccio and Ramin Sadeghi and Alessandra Farchione and Carmelo Caldarella and Francesco Bertagna and Piercarlo Fania and Angelina Cistaro},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={345-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To systematically review and meta-analyze published data about the diagnostic performance of Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS A comprehensive computer literature search of studies published through May 2012 regarding (18)F-FDG-PET and PET/CT in patients with IBD was performed. All retrieved studies were reviewed and qualitatively… CONTINUE READING