An Update on the Role of Total-Body PET Imaging in the Evaluation of Atherosclerosis

Austin J. Borja, Chaitanya Rojulpote, Emily C. Hancin, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Abass Alavi*

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Abstrakt

Fused PET/computed tomography has demonstrated success in the detection and quantification of atherosclerotic plaques. Recently, total-body PET imaging has demonstrated increased sensitivity and specificity in atherosclerosis. This article reviews the literature regarding this novel imaging technique. Moreover, evidence that has pointed toward 18F-sodium fluoride as the radiotracer of choice over 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose for evaluation of plaque burden is discussed. Finally, a global disease assessment is introduced as an adjunct tool for vascular PET imaging.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPET Clinics
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)477-485
ISSN1556-8598
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2020

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