Artifactual spinal metastases imaged by PET/CT

A case report

Phillip H Kuo, David W. Cheng

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Abstract

A 55-y-old patient with multiple myeloma presented for re-staging after chemotherapy and radiation. The patient had undergone vertebroplasty of multiple thoracic vertebrae because of painful compression fractures. The 18F-FDG PET images showed increased activity at the T8 and T10-T12 vertebral bodies. Comparison of the attenuation-corrected and non-attenuation-corrected images demonstrated that the activity was due to an artifact of attenuation correction. The CT scan correlated the sites of vertebroplasty to the 4 foci of increased uptake of 18F-FDG. The increasing use of vertebroplasty for malignant spinal fractures warrants vigilance for this artifact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-231
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume33
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Vertebroplasty
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Neoplasm Metastasis
Artifacts
Spinal Fractures
Thoracic Vertebrae
Compression Fractures
Multiple Myeloma
Radiation
Drug Therapy

Keywords

  • Artifact
  • CT
  • Myeloma
  • PET
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Artifactual spinal metastases imaged by PET/CT : A case report. / Kuo, Phillip H; Cheng, David W.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2005, p. 230-231.

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