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68Ga-DOTATATE PET-CT Outperforms FDG in Coronary Arteries


Background: Vascular inflammation is thought to be mechanistically involved in the progression of coronary atherosclerosis and plaque rupture. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been used to detect vascular inflammation in aorta and peripheral arteries, but its use in coronary artery imaging is limited by spillover effect from normal myocardial uptake of FDG. Gallium-68-labeled DOTATATE ( 68 Ga-DOTATATE) represents an al more...
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