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., ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.27, ss.907-915, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12149-013-0769-6
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.907-915

Özet

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.