PET-CT pp 289-306 | Cite as

Granulomatous Diseases

  • Nova M. Isaac
  • Robert W. Henderson


Although nonspecific, inflammatory cells demonstrate 18F- FDG avidity. PET-CT plays an important role in localizing and evaluating the extent of inflammatory/infectious processes. This chapter demonstrates some clinical presentation of granulomatous diseases.


Soft Tissue Nuclear Medicine Inflammatory Cell Hyaluronic Acid Clinical History 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nova M. Isaac
    • 1
  • Robert W. Henderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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