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The role of F(18)-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in guiding diagnosis and management in patients with known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  23288545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) has gained significant interest in recent years with the emergence of advanced imaging modalities such as MRI and F(18)-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) as modalities to aid in the diagnosis of this condition. CS remains a difficult condition to diagnose, particularly in cases of isolated cardiac involvement and it can present with a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes. Furthermore, the appropriate management of these patients remains controversial. FDG-PET has a potential role not only in diagnosis of CS but also in directing further therapies, facilitating the decision to start immunosuppression and monitoring the response to it. In this article, we discuss when to consider FDG-PET, outline the current optimal patient preparation and scanning protocols and then, using case examples, discuss the use of FDG-PET in follow-up of patients with known or suspected CS. We also outline how PET can influence management decisions in these patients.
B A Mc Ardle; E Leung; H Ohira; M S Cocker; R A Dekemp; J Dasilva; D Birnie; R S Beanlands; P B Nery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-6551     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nucl Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423534     Medline TA:  J Nucl Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Cardiac PET Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7, Canada,
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