Is FDG PET useful to evaluate muscle metabolism?
Yes. FDG PET is useful to detect and quantify alterations in muscle metabolism due to a variety of disorders such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and COPD. In addition, FDG PET is useful to evaluate alterations in muscle metabolism that occur due to systemic therapies. At present, FDG PET for muscle assessment is mainly used in clinical research studies.