Use of noninvasive imaging in giant cell arteritis

Caroline Halbach, Collin M. McClelland, John Chen, Suellen Li, Michael S. Lee

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Abstract

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) requires a prompt diagnosis to avoid significant morbidity among the elderly. An accurate diagnosis is also paramount given the side effect profile of long-term corticosteroid treatment. Temporal artery biopsy (TAB) has long remained the gold standard for the diagnosis of GCA but requires an invasive procedure that is not without risk. This article discusses the argument for and against the use of noninvasive imaging including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography scanning for the diagnosis of GCA. It also provides a suggested diagnostic algorithm for when to consider noninvasive imaging versus TAB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Imaging
  • Noninvasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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