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Positron emission tomography (PET): a new tool in the diagnosis of endocarditis
  1. B C Millar1,
  2. B D Prendergast2,
  3. A Alavi3,
  4. J E Moore1
  1. 1
    Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Department of Bacteriology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Cardiology, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK
  3. 3
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Professor J E Moore, Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Department of Bacteriology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast BT9 7AD, UK; jemoore{at}niphl.dnet.co.uk

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To the editor: In recent years, molecular imaging with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and several other new radiolabelled compounds by positron emission tomography (PET) has made a valuable impact in various clinical arenas, primarily within the field of oncology. However, PET has also made valuable contributions in other areas and a recent article in Heart by Knuuti and Bengel1 highlights the critical …

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