The value of 18FDG-PET for the detection of infected hip prosthesis

  title={The value of 18FDG-PET for the detection of infected hip prosthesis},
  author={Benedicte Vanquickenborne and Alex A Maes and Johan Nuyts and F. A. A. van Acker and Jos Stuyck and Michiel Mulier and Alfons Verbruggen and Luc Mortelmans},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
We compared the accuracy of fluorine-18 labelled 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (18FDG PET) with that of technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime leucocyte scintigraphy (LS) in the detection of infected hip prosthesis. Seventeen patients with a hip prosthesis suspected for infection were prospectively included and underwent 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy (BS), LS and an 18FDG-PET scan within a 2-week period. Seven volunteers with ten asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING


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