Total-Body PET Imaging of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Abhijit J. Chaudhari, William Y. Raynor, Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Thomas J. Werner, Chamith S. Rajapakse, Abass Alavi

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Imaging of musculoskeletal disorders, including arthritis, infection, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and malignancies, is often limited when using conventional modalities such as radiography, computed tomography (CT), and MR imaging. As a result of recent advances in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) instrumentation, total-body PET/CT offers a longer axial field-of-view, higher geometric sensitivity, and higher spatial resolution compared with standard PET systems. This article discusses the potential applications of total-body PET/CT imaging in the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-117
Number of pages19
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • PET/CT
  • PET/MR imaging
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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