Infectious or inflammatory processes in general and in the pulmonary system in particular frequently pose a diagnostic challenge in the evaluation of patients, especially with imaging. PET/CT is a relatively new imaging modality which has potential in solving some of the conventional imaging diagnostic dilemmas as well as assessing response to therapy. The full potential of this imaging modality remains to be fully exploited or explored especially with emerging new tracers.
This work was undertaken in the University College London Hospital, which receives a proportion of funding from the UK Department of Health's NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme and from Cancer Research, United Kingdom. Prof Zumla receives support from the UK-MRC, EDCTP (TB neat), EuropeAID (ADAT), EU-FW7 (TB Susgent).
The authors have no financial disclosure of interest.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2011;17(3):197-205. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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