What is the role of PET scanning and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in the workup of CNS lupus?

Updated: May 04, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep C Bollu, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and MR spectroscopy (MRS) promise greater sensitivity for cerebritis. However, the greatest utility of imaging studies remains the exclusion of unexpected mass lesions or opportunistic infectious processes.


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