FDG-PET/CT Limitations in the Diagnosis of Spinal Implant Infection

Frida Cecilia Bolander, Börje Åkerlund and Rimma Axelsson

 

Abstract

Here, we present a case of a false-negative 18F-FDG-PET/CT in a patient with an implant-associated infection with Cutibacterium acnes which negatively affected treatment. By discussing possible error sources concerning the method and the pathogen, we want to highlight the occurrence of false-negative 18F-FDG-PET/CT-examinations.

Published on: July 31, 2019
doi: 10.17756/micr.2019-029
Citation: Bolander FC, Åkerlund B, Axelsson R. 2019. FDG-PET/CT Limitations in the Diagnosis of Spinal Implant Infection. J Med Imaging Case Rep 3(2): 27-29.

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