Utility of FDG PET in joint disease

What is the utility of FDG PET in joint disease?

FDG PET is useful to detect and quantify the extent and degree of inflammation in patients with joint disease, including arthritis, tendinitis, and synovitis, and is complementary with other structural imaging modalities such as radiography and MRI. On FDG PET, increased FDG is observed in joints, tendons, and synovial membranes affected by arthritis, tendinitis, and synovitis, respectively


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