Spondylodiscitis is characterized by infection involving the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebrae. It can occur anywhere in the vertebral column but more commonly involves lumbar spine. Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to detect the early response to antibiotic therapy in patients affected by infectious spondylodiscitis and to compare the role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT and MRI in post-treatment evaluation.

Role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of response to antibiotic therapy in patients affected by infectious spondylodiscitis

NICCOLI ASABELLA, ARTOR;SIMONE, FRANCESCO;FANELLI, Margherita;LAVELLI, VALENTINA;FERRARI, CRISTINA;DI PALO, ALESSANDRA;NOTARISTEFANO, ANTONIO;RUBINI, Giuseppe
2015-01-01

Abstract

Spondylodiscitis is characterized by infection involving the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebrae. It can occur anywhere in the vertebral column but more commonly involves lumbar spine. Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to detect the early response to antibiotic therapy in patients affected by infectious spondylodiscitis and to compare the role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT and MRI in post-treatment evaluation.
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