Expanding role of 18F-fluoro-d-deoxyglucose PET and PET/CT in spinal infections

  title={Expanding role of 18F-fluoro-d-deoxyglucose PET and PET/CT in spinal infections},
  author={Filip F A Y Gemmel and Paul Cornelis Rijk and James P. M. Collins and Thierry G Parlevliet and Katrin D. M. Stumpe and Christopher J. Palestro},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
18F-fluoro-d-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([18F]-FDG PET) is successfully employed as a molecular imaging technique in oncology, and has become a promising imaging modality in the field of infection. The non-invasive diagnosis of spinal infections (SI) has been a challenge for physicians for many years. Morphological imaging modalities such as conventional radiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are techniques frequently used in patients with SI… CONTINUE READING
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