18F-FDG PET May Predict Cervical Spinal Cord Compression Outcome

September 5, 2013

Imaging with 18F-FDG PET may predict outcomes for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy, according to a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Researchers in Germany prospectively assessed regional changes in glucose metabolism in the cervical spinal cord using 18F-FDG PET in 20 patients with symptomatic degenerative monosegmental cervical stenosis who underwent decompressive surgery.