The prognostic value of baseline 18F-FDG PET/CT in steroid-naïve large-vessel vasculitis: introduction of volume-based parameters

@article{Dellavedova2015ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of baseline 18F-FDG PET/CT in steroid-na{\"i}ve large-vessel vasculitis: introduction of volume-based parameters},
  author={Luca Dellavedova and Marco Carletto and Paola Maria Faggioli and Alba Sciascera and Angelo Del Sole and Antonino Mazzone and Lorenzo Stefano Maffioli},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={340-348}
}
PurposeThe aim of this study was to analyse if the result of a baseline 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan, in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) patients, is able to predict the course of the disease, not only in terms of presence/absence of final complications but also in terms of favourable/complicated progress (response to steroid therapy, time to steroid suspension, relapses, etc.).MethodsA total of 46 consecutive patients, who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT… Expand
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