Prediction of the need for surgical intervention in obstructive Crohn's disease by 18F-FDG PET/CT.

@article{Jacene2009PredictionOT,
  title={Prediction of the need for surgical intervention in obstructive Crohn's disease by 18F-FDG PET/CT.},
  author={Heather Jacene and Philip Ginsburg and John H. Kwon and Geoffrey C Nguyen and Elizabeth Anne Montgomery and Theodore M. Bayless and Richard L. Wahl},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={1751-9}
}
UNLABELLED We preoperatively determined the accuracy of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for differentiating fixed muscle hypertrophy and fibrotic stenoses from acute transmural inflammatory stenoses in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) scheduled to undergo surgical resection for obstructive symptoms. METHODS Seventeen patients with known CD prospectively underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT before already-planned surgery for obstructive symptoms. Image interpretation was by consensus of 2 readers with knowledge of… CONTINUE READING
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