FDG-PET shows promise in detecting infected knee prostheses

08/18/2008 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Researchers were able to correctly identify many patients with infected knee prostheses using FDG-PET imaging in a U.S. study. Early detection of the infection using FDG-PET could allow doctors to modify their treatments of these patients, the study's co-author said. The researchers, however, said larger studies are required to validate their findings.

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