Inflammatory bowel disease activity measured by positronemission tomography

@article{Bicik1997InflammatoryBD,
  title={Inflammatory bowel disease activity measured by positronemission tomography},
  author={Ivette Bicik and Peter Bauerfeind and Thomas Breitbach and Gustav Konrad von Schulthess and Michael Fried},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1997},
  volume={350}
}
The Crohn’s disease-activity index and the colitis-activity index are the most frequently used scores of inflammatory bowel disease activity in clinical practice. Both scores correlate fairly well with endoscopic and histological findings but there is overlap. Whole-body positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning with fluorine-18-labelledfluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) is used in tumour detection and staging. FDG uptake increases in cells with high glycolytic rates (such as those in neoplastic… CONTINUE READING

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