The role of 2-18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis of the temporal arteries.

@article{Brodmann2004TheRO,
  title={The role of 2-18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis of the temporal arteries.},
  author={Marianne Brodmann and Rainer Walther Lipp and Alois Passath and Gerald Seinost and Edmund Pabst and Ernst Pilger},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={241-2}
}
OBJECTIVE As one of the diagnostic criteria for giant cell arteritis affecting the temporal arteries (temporal arteritis) is still biopsy-proven vasculitis of the affected artery, the aim of our study was to evaluate the value of a non-invasive procedure, 2-(18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (F-18-FDG-PET), in the diagnosis of Horton's disease. METHODS During a period of 10 months, 22 consecutive patients with the clinical diagnosis of giant cell arteritis and a… CONTINUE READING
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