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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 82-86

Positron Emission Tomography Imaging in Sarcoidosis

1 Radiology Research Fellow, Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
2 Department of Biology (Premed Student), New York University, New York 10012, USA
3 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Beth Vettiyil
Radiology Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston 02114
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.136731

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Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease of unknown origin. There are several modalities for diagnosis, staging and therapeutic management of patients with sarcoidosis. Among these, whole-body F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography is found to useful in patients with complex and multisystem forms of sarcoidosis. Other modalities include Gallium scanning, assesment of angiotensin converting enzyme levels in blood, chest radiography, mediastinoscopy etcetera.

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