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Abstract #4202

Assessment of extent and activity of musculoskeletal involvement in systemic sclerosis using hybrid [18F]-FDG-PET/MRI

Marius Stefan Horger 1 , Nina Schwenzer 1 , Sergios Gatidis 1 , Christian la Fougere 2 , Konstantin Nikolaou 1 , and Alexander Walter Sauter 1,3

1 Radiology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, 2 Nuclear Medicine, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, 3 Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Tuebingen, Germany

PET/MRI as a combined morphologic and functional technique offers valuable data with respect to disease extent and activity in SSc and results correlate positively with clinical and laboratory scores. Interestingly, FDG-PET and MRI seem to assess the inflammatory processes from different points of view and thus providing complementary information.

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