Table 2

 IA angiography, MRI, and [18F]FDG-PET scan findings in patients with TA at diagnosis

Patient NoImaging methodVascular area studied
Ascending aortaAortic archDescending aortaAbdominal aortaSubclavian arteriesCarotid arteriesVertebral arteries
*MRA, magnetic resonance angiography; NP, not performed.
1IA AngiogramNormalNormalNormalStenoticOccludedOccludedNormal
MRI/MRA*NP*NP*NP*NP*NP*NP*NP
[18F]FDG-PETNormalNormalNormalNormal↑ Uptake↑ UptakeNormal
2IA AngiogramNormalNormalNormalNormalStenoticNormalStenotic
MRI/MRANormalNormalNormalNormalStenoticNormalNormal
[18F]FDG-PET↑ Uptake↑ UptakeNormalNormalNormal↑ UptakeNormal
3IA AngiogramNormalNormalStenoticStenoticNormalNormalNormal
MRI/MRANormalNormalThickenedThickenedThickenedThickenedNormal
[18F]FDG-PET↑ UptakeNormalNormalNormalNormal↑ UptakeNormal
4IA Angiogram*NP*NP*NP*NP*NP*NP*NP
MRI/MRANormalNormalNormalNormalStenoticOccludedNormal
[18F]FDG-PETNormalNormalNormalNormalNormalNormalNormal
5IA AngiogramStenoticNormalNormalNormalOccludedNormalNormal
MRI/MRAThickenedThickenedThickenedNormalOccludedThickenedThickened
[18F]FDG-PET↑ Uptake↑ Uptake↑ UptakeNormalNormal↑ UptakeNormal
6IA AngiogramNormalNormalNormalNormalStenoticStenoticNormal
MRI/MRANormalNormalNormalNormalStenoticStenoticNormal
[18F]FDG-PETNormalNormalNormalNormal↑ UptakeNormalNormal