November 27, 2017

PET Scan Predicts Vasculitis Relapse--FDG-PET showed disconnect between clinical remission and subclinical vascular disease

Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) both complemented and sometimes contradicted clinical assessment in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) patients, and scan-identified disease activity in patients in clinical remission was associated with future relapse in a majority of patients, according to a study online in Arthritis & Rheumatology. {read more here}