Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography for Diagnosis of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis: Increased Valvular 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake as a Novel Major Criterion

Study Questions:

Does 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) imaging improve the ability to identify and exclude prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE)?