FDG-PET finding in early-phase Takayasu arteritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a unique case of early-phase Takayasu arteritis in which the vessels demonstrated accumulation of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) on PET scanning. This observation suggests the possible use of FDG-PET for the diagnosis of vasculitis. Early diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis may permit early treatment and possibly could prevent progression to the occlusive or pulseless phase of this disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hara, M; Goodman, PC; Leder, RA

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 18

PubMed ID

  • 10050800

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004728-199901000-00004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States