Imaging Modalities for the Diagnosis of Vascular Graft Infections: A Consensus Paper amongst Different Specialists

Roberto Iezzi, Giovanni Tinelli, Yamume Tshomba, Michele Rossi, Alessandro Tanzilli, Chiara Lauri, Simona Sica, Alberto Signore, Alessandro Posa, Chiara Panzera, Maurizio Taurino, Paola Anna Erba

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Abstract

Vascular graft infection (VGI) is a rare but severe complication of vascular surgery that is associated with a bad prognosis and high mortality rate. An accurate and prompt identification of the infection and its extent is crucial for the correct management of the patient. However, standardized diagnostic algorithms and a univocal consensus on the best strategy to reach a diagnosis still do not exist. This review aims to summarize different radiological and Nuclear Medicine (NM) modalities commonly adopted for the imaging of VGI. Moreover, we attempt to provide evidence-based answers to several practical questions raised by clinicians and surgeons when they approach imaging in order to plan the most appropriate radiological or NM examination for their patients.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1510-N/A
Numero di pagine16
RivistaJournal of Clinical Medicine
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • FDG-PET/CT
  • WBC scintigraphy
  • angio-CT
  • infection
  • multimodality imaging
  • personalized medicine
  • vascular graft

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