Atlantoaxial osteoarthritis in rheumatoid arthritis: FDG PET/CT findings

Tomohiro Kaneta, Takashi Hakamatsuka, Takayuki Yamada, Kei Takase, Akihiro Sato, Shuichi Higano, Hiroshi Ito, Hiroshi Fukuda, Shoki Takahashi, Shogo Yamada

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Abstract

The cervical spine is a common focus of destruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and the resultant instability and neural compression represent severe complications in these patients. Evaluation of disease activity at the level of the atlantoaxial joint is important in such cases. Here, we report a 47-year-old man with a 3-year history of rheumatoid arthritis. FDG PET/CT clearly demonstrated a hot spot in the atlantoaxial area, suggesting high metabolic activity of synovitis.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Atlantoaxial osteoarthritis
  • FDG
  • PET/CT
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kaneta, T., Hakamatsuka, T., Yamada, T., Takase, K., Sato, A., Higano, S., Ito, H., Fukuda, H., Takahashi, S., & Yamada, S. (2006). Atlantoaxial osteoarthritis in rheumatoid arthritis: FDG PET/CT findings. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 31(4). https://doi.org/10.1097/01.rlu.0000204124.79497.bb