Usefulness of fluorine-18 positron emission tomography/computed tomography for identification of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections.


OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the usefulness of fluorodesoxyglucose marked by fluorine-18 ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) in patients with suspected cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. BACKGROUND CIED infection is sometimes challenging to diagnose. Because extraction is associated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.11.059

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