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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1999 Jan-Feb;23(1):16-8.

FDG-PET finding in early-phase Takayasu arteritis.

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Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.


We report a unique case of early-phase Takayasu arteritis in which the vessels demonstrated accumulation of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) on PET scanning. This observation suggests the possible use of FDG-PET for the diagnosis of vasculitis. Early diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis may permit early treatment and possibly could prevent progression to the occlusive or pulseless phase of this disease.

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