JNC case study shows utility of PET/CT in ID of cardiac infection after PCI

09/11/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

A case study in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology indicates PET/CT has potential to identify infection in patients who have undergone coronary stent placement. An 80-year-old patient who tested positive for E. coli after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention was found to have purulent pericarditis based on cardiac PET/CT imaging results, researchers said.

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