Pitfalls and Limitations of Radionuclide and Hybrid Imaging in Infection and Inflammation

Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans*, Ora Israel, Riemer H. J. A. Slart

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Abstract

Both the referring clinician and the nuclear medicine specialist must be aware of the main known or potential pitfalls that can occur in infection and inflammation imaging. They must decide in consensus which tracer and which imaging protocol should be used for a specific indication. This article provides an overview of all the pitfalls and limitations of nuclear medicine techniques to image infections and inflammation. Both general pitfalls and pitfalls in specific clinical entities are discussed. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-512
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Nuclear Medicine
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2015

Keywords

  • GIANT-CELL ARTERITIS
  • LARGE VESSEL VASCULITIS
  • DUAL-TIME-POINT
  • F-18-FDG PET/CT
  • FDG-PET
  • INITIAL-EXPERIENCE
  • MUSCULOSKELETAL INFECTIONS
  • INTERPRETATION CRITERIA
  • LOW-CARBOHYDRATE
  • DIABETIC FOOT

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