18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron tomography in diagnosis of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Lancet. 1999 Sep 4;354(9181):836-7. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)80021-X.


Existing techniques for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in children are generally less than ideal. Positron tomography with fluorine-18-labelled fluorodeoxyglucose provides adequate information in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / diagnostic imaging*
  • Crohn Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Fluorine Radioisotopes*
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*


  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18