Role of PET in Diagnosis of Infection and Inflammation



Inflammation and infection play a significant role in many disease processes. Development in molecular imaging in recent years provides new insight into the diagnosis and treatment evaluation of various inflammatory diseases and disease processes associated with acute or chronic infection.


Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Imaging Prosthetic Joint Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear MedicineUtkal Institute of Medical SciencesBhubaneswarIndia

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