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Table 3 Extra-vessel FDG uptake on 18F FDG PET/CT scans (n = 73)

From: Takayasu arteritis: clinical importance of extra-vessel uptake on FDG PET/CT

Thyroid glands Overall 13 (17.8%)
Focal 4 (5.5%)
Diffuse 9 (12.3%)
Bone marrow Overall 40 (54.8%)
Vertebrae alone 33 (45.2%)
Vertebrae + pelvic bones 7 (9.6%)
Pelvic bones alone 0 (0%)
Thymus   8 (11.0%)
Spleen   1 (1.4%)
Lymph nodes   1 (1.4%)
  1. FDG fluorodeoxyglucose, PET/CT positron emission tomography/computed tomography