18F-FDG PET in detecting metastatic infectious disease

Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers, Fidel J Vos, Geert J A Wanten, Jos W M van der Meer, Frans H M Corstens, Bart-Jan Kullberg, Wim J G Oyen
2005 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
Timely identification of metastatic complications of bloodstream infections due to spreading of the microorganisms to distant sites, although critical, is often difficult. As 18F-FDG accumulates in activated leukocytes in infectious lesions, 18F-FDG PET represents a promising imaging technique in these patients. The aim of this study was to assess the value of 18F-FDG PET in detecting infectious foci in patients at high risk of metastatic complications.
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