F-18 fluorodeoxyglocose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of chronic myopathic sarcoidosis

Matthew James Loe, Rathan M. Subramaniam, Sanjay Kalra, Robert D. Tiegs, Brian P. Mullan, James P. Utz

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Abstract

Muscle involvement is a frequent histopathological feature of sarcoidosis, occurring in 50% to 80% of patients, but it is rarely symptomatic, and often, underreported. Although computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of muscular sarcoidosis have been described, the fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging characteristics have only recently been reported in a case of localized uptake in the lower extremities. We present a case of diffuse uptake within the most common clinical variant of symptomatic muscular sarcoidosis, chronic myopathy, showing significant uptake of F-18 fluorodeoxyglocose on a positron emission tomography/computed tomography fusion examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Sarcoidosis
Muscular Diseases
Positron-Emission Tomography
Lower Extremity
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Muscles
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography

Keywords

  • Muscle
  • PET
  • Sarcoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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F-18 fluorodeoxyglocose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of chronic myopathic sarcoidosis. / Loe, Matthew James; Subramaniam, Rathan M.; Kalra, Sanjay; Tiegs, Robert D.; Mullan, Brian P.; Utz, James P.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 22-23.

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Loe, Matthew James ; Subramaniam, Rathan M. ; Kalra, Sanjay ; Tiegs, Robert D. ; Mullan, Brian P. ; Utz, James P. / F-18 fluorodeoxyglocose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of chronic myopathic sarcoidosis. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 22-23.
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