Annals of Nuclear Cardiology
Online ISSN : 2424-1741
Print ISSN : 2189-3926
ISSN-L : 2189-3926
Cardiac Sarcoidosis Update
Radionuclide Imaging for Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Much Potential Benefit, but Still Much to Do
Mark I. Travin
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2020 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 53-60

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Sarcoidosis, a multi-organ inflammatory condition commonly involving the heart and leading to high morbidity and mortality, is increasingly prevalent. PET imaging with 18F-FDG in conjunction with perfusion imaging is increasingly used for diagnosis, disease characterization, and to guide and follow treatment. However, various challenges remain with regard to protocols, interpretation of image findings, and how best to use test results to guide and monitor therapy. Further investigations of the testing technique, as well as better understanding of disease pathophysiology, are needed for better image utility in order to effectively improve patient outcome.

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