Combined PET and X-ray Computed Tomography Imaging in Pulmonary Infections and Inflammation

Jamshed Bomanji; Ahmad Almuhaideb; Alimuddin Zumla


Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2011;17(3):197-205. 

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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.


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