Application of PET/CT in psoriatic arthritis

Conclusions: PET has the advantage of being able to detect degenerative joint changes at a molecular level even before the structural changes have taken place. Hence, it has superiority over other conventional imaging modalities to detect arthritis in the early stages as well as investigate multiple joints in a single scan. As the resolution of PET is relatively low, combining PET with CT provides structural information to better assess the joint. Quantifying disease activity has the benefit of surveilling disease activity over the course of time and monitoring treatment response, remission and relapse of the disease.
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