PET CT in aortic disease

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PET CT in aortic disease

Positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is useful in detecting areas of high metabolic activity as in case of inflammatory cells and malignant cells. Aortic inflammation in diseases like aortoarteritis (Takayasu arteritis) and giant cell arteritis can be picked up by PET computerized tomography (CT) imaging. It may also be able to detect inflammatory activity in aortic endovascular stent graft infection.