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Review Article

18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/CT Scanning in Diagnosing Vascular Prosthetic Graft Infection

Table 1

Summary of literature data regarding the use of 18F-FDG PET imaging requested in suspected vascular graft infection.

StudyYearStudy DesignNumber of patient’sImaging modalityInterpretation criteriaTP1TN2FP3FN4Sens* %Spec** %

Fukuchi et al. [10]2005prospective33PETSemiquantitativea1014819164
Keidar et al. [13]2007prospective39PET/CTVisual1422219391
Lauwers et al. [14]2008case series4PETVisual3010
Spacek et al. [15]2009prospective76PET/CTSemiquantitativeb543110178.292.7
Bruggink et al. [16]2010retrospective25PET and PET/CTSemiquantitativec1510009370
Tokuda et al. [17]2013retrospective9PET/CTSemiquantitatived4500

1True positive.
2True negative.
3False positive.
4False negative.
aFive-point scale intensity of FDG uptake.
bThree point scale intensity of FDG uptake.
cFour point scale intensity of FDG uptake.
dSUVmax cut off value.
Results for both FDG-PET and fused FDG-PET-CT, judged by a nuclear medicine physician.