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Osseous Sarcoidosis

  • Eric van StaalduinenEmail author
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Abstract

Skeletal sarcoidosis is thought to occur in approximately 1–13% of patients and generally involves the peripheral skeleton. However, on imaging, some lesions may be indistinguishable from metastatic disease. PET/MR imaging can be used to detect lesions in sarcoidosis as they show intense FDG uptake. Characteristic MRI features and sarcoidosis distribution patterns, combined with simultaneous whole-body FDG PET acquisition, allow for excellent lesion detection, differentiation from malignancy, and assessment of disease activity.

Keywords

Osseous sarcoidosis Skeletal sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis FDG PET/ MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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