FDG PET-CT findings of extra-thoracic sarcoid are associated with cardiac sarcoid: A rationale for using FGD PET-CT for cardiac sarcoid evaluation.

@article{Patel2017FDGPF,
  title={FDG PET-CT findings of extra-thoracic sarcoid are associated with cardiac sarcoid: A rationale for using FGD PET-CT for cardiac sarcoid evaluation.},
  author={Darshan C Patel and Senthil S Gunasekaran and Christopher S Goettl and Nadera J. Sweiss and Yang Lu},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2017}
}
PURPOSE This retrospective study investigates the relationship between cardiac and extra-thoracic sarcoid findings on FDG PET-CT using a 72-hour pretest high-fat, high-protein, and very low-carbohydrate (HFHPVLC) diet. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 196 consecutive FDG PET-CT scans with 72-hour HFHPVLC diet preparation were performed between December 2014 and December 2015 in known sarcoid patients. Of these scans, 5 were excluded for non-adherence to diet preparation or underlying cancer… CONTINUE READING
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