Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cellular Inflammation in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

@inproceedings{McBride2016PositronET,
  title={Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cellular Inflammation in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms},
  author={O.M.B. McBride and N. V. Joshi and J.M.J. Robson and T. J. MacGillivray and C. D. Gray and A. M. Fletcher and M R Dweck and E. J. R. Van Beek and J H F Rudd and D. E. Newby and S I R Semple},
  booktitle={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES Inflammation is critical in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease. Combined (18)F-fludeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) and ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are non-invasive methods of assessing tissue inflammation. The aim of this study was to compare these techniques in patients with AAA. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients with… CONTINUE READING