Infect Chemother.  2020 Dec;52(4):626-633. 10.3947/ic.2020.52.4.626.

Application of Simultaneous 18F-FDG PET/MRI for Evaluating Residual Lesion in Pyogenic Spine Infection:a Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Yeungnam University Hospital, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the preferred imaging method for evaluating treatment response in spine infection. However, there are still no definite correlation between followup MRI findings and clinical status. Recently, Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) shows great potential as diagnostic and monitoring options. Simultaneous 18F-FDG PET/MRI makes us to expect a huge synergic effect on diagnosis and evaluation of treatment response with metabolic and anatomical advantages in spine infection. We introduce an application of 18F-FDG PET/MRI for evaluating residual lesion in the patient with pyogenic spine infection.

Keyword

18F-FDG PET; MRI; Residual lesion; Spine infection
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