Potential Applications of PET Scans, CT Scans, and MR Imaging in Inflammatory Diseases: Part II: Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Inflammation

Moozhan Nikpanah, Sanaz Katal, Thomas Q. Christensen, Thomas J. Werner, Søren Hess, Ashkan A. Malayeri, Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Abass Alavi, Babak Saboury*

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Abstract

Detecting inflammation is among the most important aims of medical imaging. Inflammatory process involves immune system activity and local tissue response. The role of PET with fludeoxyglucose F 18 has been expanded. Systemic vasculitides and cardiopulmonary inflammatory disorders constitute a wide range of diseases with multisystemic manifestations. PET with fludeoxyglucose F 18 is useful in their diagnosis, assessment, and follow-up. This article provides an overview of the current status and potentials of hybrid molecular imaging in evaluating cardiopulmonary and vascular inflammatory diseases focusing on the potential for PET with fludeoxyglucose F 18/MR imaging and PET/CT scans.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPET Clinics
Volume15
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)559-576
ISSN1556-8598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary inflammation
  • MRI
  • PET
  • PET/CT
  • PET/MR
  • Vasculitis

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