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18F-FDG PET/CT in Infected Vascular Grafts

  • Ashik Amlani
  • Thomas Wagner
Chapter
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)

Abstract

Vascular graft insertion to treat aortic or peripheral aneurysm and lower limb occlusive disease is now commonplace [1]. A variety of synthetic materials, autologous veins, or a combination of the two can be used as the graft material depending on the anatomical location and clinical circumstance [2]. Although graft-related complications are uncommon, one of the most feared is graft infection and this remains a major surgical challenge [3]. This chapter will discuss the use of FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of vascular graft infection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGuy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineRoyal Free London NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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