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(18)F-FDG PET/CT for the Assessment of Myocardial Sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  23504346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Cardiac involvement portends a poor prognosis in patients with sarcoidosis. However, due to the nonspecific clinical manifestations of the disease, patchy myocardial involvement, and the limited diagnostic yield of diagnostic tests, early diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis has been exceedingly difficult. As a result, there is no standardized approach for the early diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. Imaging modalities that can both identify disease and predict response to therapy are paramount to improve management of cardiac sarcoidosis. (18)F-FDG PET has many practical advantages in assessing disease activity and monitoring treatment response in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. Accumulating data support the growing role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET in the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
Authors:
Hicham Skali; Allison R Schulman; Sharmila Dorbala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular imaging, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro 5th Floor, Room 128, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.
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