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Current Molecular Imaging (Discontinued)


ISSN (Print): 2211-5552
ISSN (Online): 2211-5544

FDG-PET in Tuberculosis

Author(s): Bhagwant Rai Mittal and Kanhaiyalal Agrawal

Volume 3 , Issue 3 , 2014

Page: [211 - 215] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2211555204666150619155126

Price: $65


Conventional clinical imaging plays crucial role in management of TB. Recently, F-18 fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been widely used as an useful imaging modality in the field of oncology. However, FDG is a glucose analogue and its uptake depends upon the degree of glucose metabolism within the cell. Moreover, literature evidence suggest role of FDG PET/CT in different infectious and non-infectious inflammatory diseases including fever of unknown origin. This review article elaborates emerging role of PET/CT in the management of TB.

Keywords: F-18 FDG, PET, Tuberculosis.

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