Advanced imaging techniques are needed to help clinicians in the diagnosis, in the choice of the right time for therapeutic interventions or for modifications and monitoring of treatment response in patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases. Nuclear medicine imaging, especially PET/CT and PET/MRI, may play an important role in detecting disease activity, assessing early treatment response as well as in clarifying the complex mechanisms underlying systemic sclerosis, Sjögren's syndrome or systemic lupus erythematosus. In addition, [18F]FDG PET/CT may help in excluding or detecting coexisting malignancies. Other more specific radiopharmaceuticals are being developed and investigated, targeting specific cells and molecules involved in connective tissue diseases. Further larger studies with standardized imaging protocol and image interpretation are strongly required before including PET/CT in the diagnostic work-up of subsets of patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

Guarneri, A., Perrone, E., Bosello, S. L., D'Agostino, M. A., Leccisotti, L., The role of PET/CT in connective tissue disorders: systemic sclerosis, Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus, <<THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING>>, 2022; 66 (3): 194-205. [doi:10.23736/S1824-4785.22.03463-X] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/221890]

The role of PET/CT in connective tissue disorders: systemic sclerosis, Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus

Perrone, Elisabetta;Bosello, Silvia Laura;D'Agostino, Maria Antonietta;Leccisotti, Lucia
2022

Abstract

Advanced imaging techniques are needed to help clinicians in the diagnosis, in the choice of the right time for therapeutic interventions or for modifications and monitoring of treatment response in patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases. Nuclear medicine imaging, especially PET/CT and PET/MRI, may play an important role in detecting disease activity, assessing early treatment response as well as in clarifying the complex mechanisms underlying systemic sclerosis, Sjögren's syndrome or systemic lupus erythematosus. In addition, [18F]FDG PET/CT may help in excluding or detecting coexisting malignancies. Other more specific radiopharmaceuticals are being developed and investigated, targeting specific cells and molecules involved in connective tissue diseases. Further larger studies with standardized imaging protocol and image interpretation are strongly required before including PET/CT in the diagnostic work-up of subsets of patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases.
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Guarneri, A., Perrone, E., Bosello, S. L., D'Agostino, M. A., Leccisotti, L., The role of PET/CT in connective tissue disorders: systemic sclerosis, Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus, <<THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING>>, 2022; 66 (3): 194-205. [doi:10.23736/S1824-4785.22.03463-X] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/221890]
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