Procedure Guideline with F-18 FDG PET/CT in Large Vessel Vasculitis
P: 104-116
April 2024

Procedure Guideline with F-18 FDG PET/CT in Large Vessel Vasculitis

Nucl Med Semin 2024;10(1):104-116
1. Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Trabzon, Türkiye
2. Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3. Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Kocaeli, Türkiye
4. Marmara Üniversitesi Pendik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
5. Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Çanakkale, Türkiye
6. Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Kayseri Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye
7. Hatay Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Hatay, Türkiye
8. Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
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Publish Date: 05.04.2024


Large vessel vasculitis is defined as an inflamatuar disease that mainly affects large arteries, with two main variants, Takayasu arteritis and giant cell arteritis (GCA). GCA may be associated with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), a rheumatic inflammatory condition characterized by inflammation of periarticular structures. Fluorine-18 (F-18) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emisyon tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is a functional imaging technique frequently used in oncology and plays an important role in the field of inflammatory diseases. The aim of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine physicians in determining indications, patient preparation, imaging methods, evaluation and reporting stages during the evaluation of patients with suspected or diagnosed large vessel vasculitis and/or PMR with F-18 FDG PET/CT.

Keywords: Large vessel vasculitis, Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis, FDG, PET/CT


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