Suppression of myocardial 18F-FDG uptake by preparing patients with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

@article{Williams2008SuppressionOM,
  title={Suppression of myocardial 18F-FDG uptake by preparing patients with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.},
  author={Gethin Williams and G. M. Kolodny},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={190 2},
  pages={W151-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Myocardial 18F-FDG uptake in PET scans in patients prepared by the usual fasting protocol may result in difficulties in interpretation because variable uptake may yield false-positive results regarding mediastinal abnormalities. We aimed to analyze, retrospectively, the effect of diet on myocardial FDG uptake. MATERIALS AND METHODS The "fasting" group comprised 101 consecutive patients before a clinical change in the patient preparation protocol. The "new diet" group comprised 60… CONTINUE READING