Integration of 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-d-glucose PET/CT into clinical management of patients with Wegener's granulomatosis


Ozmen O., Tatci E., Gokcek A., Koksal D., Dadali Y., Ozaydin E., ...More

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.27, no.10, pp.907-915, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-013-0769-6
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.907-915

Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a rare disorder characterized by granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis which mainly affects small- and medium-sized vessels. While the classical triad of involvement is upper and lower respiratory system and glomerulonephritis, WG may involve any organ or system in the body. The aim of our study was to investigate the role of positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) both in the initial evaluation and follow-up of patients with WG.