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Cost-Effectiveness of Routine 18F-FDG PET/CT in High-Risk Patients with Gram-Positive Bacteremia
Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Gram-positive bacteremia has a high morbidity and mortality rate of approximately 30%. Delayed diagnosis of clinically silent metastatic infectious foci is an important indicator for a complicated outcome. 18 F-FDG PET/CT allows detection of focal infection, resulting in lower relapse rates and mortality. Here, we present a cost-effectiveness analysis associated with introduction of 18 F-FDG PET/CT for patients with gram-positive bacteremia. Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis in adoi:10.2967/jnumed.111.089714 pmid:21984799 fatcat:umndkeoa4zak5fdqmlrg3c35ea