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In Which Patients with Sarcoidosis Is FDG PET/CT Indicated?

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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Interstitial Lung Diseases Center of Excellence, Department of Pulmonology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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Division of Heart & Lungs, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
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J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(3), 890; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9030890
Received: 24 January 2020 / Revised: 13 March 2020 / Accepted: 20 March 2020 / Published: 24 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management of Sarcoidosis: Challenges and Solutions)
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of which the etiology remains unknown. The diverse clinical manifestations may challenge clinicians, particularly when conventional markers are inconclusive. From various studies, it has become clear that fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT aids in sarcoidosis care. In this article, an update on FDG PET/CT in sarcoidosis is provided. The use of FDG PET/CT in the diagnostic process of sarcoidosis is explained, especially in determining treatable inflammatory lesions in symptomatic patients with indecisive conventional tests. Furthermore, FDG PET/CT for evaluating the potential benefit of additional inflammatory treatment is described and its use in cardiac sarcoidosis is highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: sarcoidosis; FDG PET/CT sarcoidosis; FDG PET/CT
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Keijsers, R.G.; Grutters, J.C. In Which Patients with Sarcoidosis Is FDG PET/CT Indicated? J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 890.

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