FDG-PET/CT could help plan Crohn's disease treatment

11/16/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

In a study of 17 Crohn's disease patients, U.S. and Canadian researchers said FDG-PET/CT identified 18 abnormal lesions and five likely abnormal lesions. Further assessment using maximum standardized uptake values also contributed to identifying the patients with active bowel inflammation. This type of imaging could help doctors decide whether surgery or medical therapy is the best treatment plan for patients.

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