Diagnostics of “non-acute” vascular prosthesis infection using 18F-FDG PET/CT: our experience with 96 prostheses

@article{Spacek2008DiagnosticsO,
  title={Diagnostics of “non-acute” vascular prosthesis infection using 18F-FDG PET/CT: our experience with 96 prostheses},
  author={Miroslav Spacek and Otakar Belohl{\'a}vek and Jana Votrubova and Pavel Sebesta and Petr {\vS}t{\'a}dler},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={850-858}
}
Vascular prosthesis infection (VPI) is a life-threatening complication that occurs in 0.5–5% of prostheses. Low-grade infections in non-acute patients are a diagnostic challenge requiring a new method with good diagnostic accuracy. The aim of this work was to define the accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT in these settings and to identify essential parameters of the evaluation. PET/CT was performed prospectively in 76 consecutive patients with a total of 96 vascular prosthetic grafts in which infection… CONTINUE READING
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