1. Monitoring Large Vessel Vasculitis With PET/MR Imaging

    Monitoring Large Vessel Vasculitis With PET/MR Imaging

    Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) causes blood vessel inflammation leading to pain, fatigue and complications such as aneurysm formation and stroke. Treatments used can have significant side-effects. Doctors find it difficult to determine when to start and stop treatment, often leading to over- or under-treatment. A new test is required to determine disease activity that will guide treatment more accurately. This study will recruit participants with active LVV from throughout Scotland in order to assess the ability of two new types of scan - positron emission tomography with magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MR) and retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) - to determine disease ...

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