Early diagnosis and follow-up of aortitis with [18F]FDG PET and MRI

  title={Early diagnosis and follow-up of aortitis with [18F]FDG PET and MRI},
  author={Johannes Meller and Frank M Strutz and Ursula Siefker and Alexander Scheel and Carsten Oliver Sahlmann and Klaus - Dieter Lehmann and Marie Conrad and Rolf Vosshenrich},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
The aim of this prospective study was to compare fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with early aortitis, at the time of initial diagnosis and during immunosuppressive therapy. The study population consisted of 15 patients (nine females and six males; median age 62 years, range 26–76 years) who presented with fever of unknown origin or an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate or elevated C-reactive… CONTINUE READING