Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disorder that is characterized by the growth of granulomas (collection of inflammatory cells), mainly in the lungs and lymph nodes. It can also affect the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nervous system. Depending on the organ affected, symptomatic treatment is done.

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Please compare the CT reports taken for pulmonary sarcoidosis and explain.

Query: I have chronic pain with pulmonary sarcoidosis with possible bone involvement. Can you please explain the impressions from my recent FDG PET/CT? Impression: 1. Comparing to the FDG PET/CT done before 8 years, metabolic and anatomic improvement in scattered multiple pulmonary nodules and the medias...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. The FDG PET CT findings are compared to a previous scan done before 8 years. 1. In the recent scan, the previous lung nodules have become calcified and there is an improvement in the chest findings when compared to the previous scan. There is also mention of incre...  Read Full »

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