18F-FDG PET reveals unique features of large vessel inflammation in patients with Takayasu's arteritis.
Unit of Nuclear Medicine, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy.
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.
Unit of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.
Department of Radiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.
Vascular Science and Rheumatology, Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.
Unit of Nuclear Medicine, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy. [email protected]
- Published Article
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
- Publication Date
Feb 08, 2017
PET/CT reveals unique and fundamental features of arterial involvement in TA. PET/CT may be useful in the assessment of local inflammatory and vascular remodelling events independent of systemic inflammation during follow-up, even in lesions in which the arterial wall is <4 mm. The presence of arterial grafts is a potential confounder. Prospective studies are required to correlate PET findings with relevant clinical outcomes.
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