Advanced imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis

Imke Schatka, Frank M. Bengel

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Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Cardiac involvement may occur, leading to an adverse outcome. Although early treatment to improve morbidity and mortality is desirable, sensitive and accurate detection of cardiac sarcoidosis remains a challenge. Accordingly, interest in the use of advanced imaging such as cardiac MR and PET with 18F-FDG is increasing in order to refine the clinical workup. Although the field is still facing challenges and uncertainties, this article presents a summary of clinical background and the current state of diagnostic modalities and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac sarcoidosis
  • Inflammation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Positron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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