Nuclear cardiology in the literature: A selection of recent, original research papers
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Hybrid Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography With Fluorodeoxyglucose to Diagnose Active Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Marc R. Dweck, Ronan Abgral, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Philip M. Robson, Nicolas Karakatsanis, Venkatesh Mani, Anna Palmisano, Marc A. Miller, Anuradha Lala, Helena L. Chang, Javier Sanz, Johanna Contreras, Jagat Narula, Valentin Fuster, Maria Padilla, Zahi A. Fayad, Jason C. Kovacic
New York, NY
J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2018;11:94–107
Context: The diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis, and the differentiation between active and quiescent disease are clinical challenges.
Methods and Results: To explore the diagnostic utility of hybrid (simultaneous) magnetic resonance (CMR) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for active cardiac sarcoidosis (aCS), the authors prospectively enrolled 25 patients with clinical suspicion of aCS. All patients underwent hybrid CMR/PET with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and FDG to assess the pattern of...