Nana Christensen, MLS and MMDI
PhD student, enrolled 2020
Department of Nuclear Medicin and PET Centre
Main supervisor: Lars Poulsen Tolbod
- Diabetic complications
- Quantitative lowe limb perfusion in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers using 15O-H2O PET/CT
We aim to demonstrate how 15O-H2O PET contributes in diagnosing lower limb ischemia in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers. We expect 15O-H2O PET to be diagnostically non-inferior to distal blood pressure measurement and potentially be a predictor for healing of diabetic foot ulcers. The PET images provide information of extend of small vessel disease. In addition, we expect to significantly reduce both time of examination and patient discomfort, without adding extra financial costs to the healthcare system.