Study touts FDG-PET for diagnosing prosthetic joint infection

08/29/2008 | Medicexchange

Researchers found that FDG-PET could be a "routine clinical tool" for diagnosing prosthetic joint infection after recording a combined sensitivity and specificity of 82.1% and 86.6%, respectively, in a series of studies involving hip and knee prostheses. However, further studies are needed to identify the different factors that could affect FDG-PET's diagnostic performance, one of the researchers said.

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