ISSN 2149-7893 | E-ISSN 2536-507X
Case Report
Effectiveness of FDG PET/CT in Metastatic Infections
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus  
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus  
3 Department of Emergency, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus  
Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4: 66-69
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2019.513
Key Words: FDG PET/CT, prosthetic joint infection, pyogenic abscess
Abstract

 

Prosthesis infections that develop two years after the operation or later occur completely hematologically. In some patients, systemic inflammatory response syndrome or metastatic infection can occur. Diagnosing metastatic infections is time consuming and difficult. All the infection foci cannot be found even with the use of many imaging techniques. But F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging allows whole body scan anatomically and functionally. Here, we aimed to discuss the role of F-18 FDG PET/CT imaging in detecting and diagnosing multiple abscess foci secondary to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a case with late prosthesis infection and atypical complaints.

 

 

Cite this article as: Sirkeci Ö, Bedel D, Erkuş sirkeci E, Kıraç S. Effectiveness of FDG PET/CT in Metastatic Infections. Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4(1): 66-9.

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