Retrospective study of coronary uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in association with calcification and coronary artery disease: a preliminary study.

@article{Williams2009RetrospectiveSO,
  title={Retrospective study of coronary uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in association with calcification and coronary artery disease: a preliminary study.},
  author={Gethin Williams and G. M. Kolodny},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={287-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether focal 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake could be detected along the course of coronary arteries in patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD) and/or coronary artery calcification (CAC) by PET/computed tomography (CT) using a new patient preparation protocol that reduces background myocardial FDG uptake. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study approved by our institutional internal… CONTINUE READING