Encephalitis is a relatively rare condition for which making an accurate diagnosis can be challenging. In fact, clinical features are not specific and structural imaging can be normal in a considerable number of cases. However, an early diagnosis is important as many forms of treatment are effective if started promptly. Even though recent guidelines do not recommend 18F-FDG PET/CT for patients with suspected encephalitis, the case presented suggests that 18F-FDG PET/CT may play a relevant role for the early diagnosis of this clinical condition.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2015|
- FDG PET/CT
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging