The diagnostic value of 18F-FDG-PET/CT and MRI in suspected vertebral osteomyelitis – a prospective study.

September 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. May 2018 V.45 N.5 P.798-805.

Kouijzer IJE1,2, Scheper H3, de Rooy JWJ4, Bloem JL5, Janssen MJR4, van den Hoven L6, Hosman AJF7, Visser LG3, Oyen WJG4,8, Bleeker-Rovers CP9, de Geus-Oei LF10,5.

1 Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. ilse.kouijzer@radboudumc.nl.

2 MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, Biomedical Photonic Imaging Group, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. ilse.kouijzer@radboudumc.nl.

3 Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

4 Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

5 Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

6 Technical Medicine, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.

7 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

8 Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

9 Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

10 MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, Biomedical Photonic Imaging Group, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing vertebral osteomyelitis.

METHODS:

From November 2015 until December 2016, 32 patients with suspected vertebral osteomyelitis were prospectively included. All patients underwent both 18F-FDG-PET/CT and MRI within 48 h. All images were independently reevaluated by two radiologists and two nuclear medicine physicians who were blinded to each others’ image interpretation. 18F-FDG-PET/CT and MRI were compared to the clinical diagnosis according to international guidelines.

RESULTS:

For 18F-FDG-PET/CT, sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV in diagnosing vertebral osteomyelitis were 100%, 83.3%, 90.9%, and 100%, respectively. For MRI, sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV were 100%, 91.7%, 95.2%, and 100%, respectively. MRI detected more epidural/spinal abscesses. An important advantage of 18F-FDG-PET/CT is the detection of metastatic infection (16 patients, 50.0%).

CONCLUSION:

18F-FDG-PET/CT and MRI are both necessary techniques in diagnosing vertebral osteomyelitis. An important advantage of 18F-FDG-PET/CT is the visualization of metastatic infection, especially in patients with bacteremia. MRI is more sensitive in detection of small epidural abscesses.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5978906/pdf/259_2017_Article_3912.pdf

Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, BIOFILM - BIOPELICULAS, Biología Molecular, BIOMARCADORES, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POSTOPERATORIO, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones osteo-articulares-musculares, Infecciones relacionadas a prótesis, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, Metodos diagnosticos, Prevencion y Control de Infecciones, Profilaxis Antibiótica en Cirugía - PAC, REPORTS, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update.

2015 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Adults. Vertebral osteomyelitis: clinical features and diagnosis.


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