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Clin Nucl Med. 2013 May;38(5):395-6. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182817d2d.

Classical skeletal injuries shown on 18F-FDG PET/CT following successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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  • 1Specialised PET Services Queensland, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.


Rib and sternal fractures are relatively common following conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This case demonstrates the 18F-FDG PET/CT appearances of typical CPR-related multiple rib and sternal fractures in a 55-year-old man with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis. The PET/CT scan was performed to assess disease activity of cardiac sarcoidosis, and no active cardiac inflammation was detected. The patient initially presented with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and successfully received bystander CPR.

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