May 27, 2015

FDG-PET may guide antibiotic therapy in vascular graft infections


In a prospective cohort study of 25 patients with prosthetic vascular graft infections treated with systemic antibiotics, the use of FDG-PET/CT for monitoring of metabolic activity within the graft was effective at determining infection status and was used to alter the course of antibiotic therapy in all patients. {read more here}