High diagnostic value of 18F-FDG-PET in pediatric patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Abstract

Diagnosis of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children requires noninvasive, atraumatic diagnostic tools that depict localization and acuity of inflammation and yield only a low radiation dose. This retrospective analysis evaluates the diagnostic potential of FDG-PET. Twenty-six consecutive FDG-PET scans of 23 patients (age: 2-16, years, 14 M, 9… (More)

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