Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography for Monitoring Arterial Inflammation in Takayasu Arteritis.

Affiliation

From the Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China. [Email]

Abstract

To evaluate the utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) compared with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in assessing vessel inflammation of Takayasu arteritis (TA).

Keywords

18F-FDG-PET,CONTRAST-ENHANCED ULTRASONOGRAPHY,DISEASE ACTIVITY,TAKAYASU ARTERITIS,