Active Giant Cell Vasculitis Diagnosis with Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT Imaging

SAĞER M. S. , BİLGİÇ S., Uslu L. , ASA S., Sager G., SÖNMEZOĞLU K.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, cilt.30, sa.1, ss.57-59, 2021 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Editöre Mektup
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/mirt.galenos.2019.90532
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.57-59


Vasculitis is a multisystem disease characterized by inflammation with infiltration of leukocytes into the blood vessels. Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common form of vasculitis that mostly affects mediumand large-sized arteries. (18)Fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is increasingly used to diagnose inflammation of large arteries in GCA. Galium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT has a vital role in the assessment of patients with prostate cancer for recurrence and metastasis of the disease. Various benign and non-prostate malignant conditions may give rise to increased PSMA uptake. Herein, we demonstrate that PSMA uptake can be seen in GCA.