Imaging of Chemokine Receptor CXCR4 in Mycosis Fungoides Using 68Ga-Pentixafor PET/CT

Kuyumcu S. , Yilmaz E. , Buyukkaya F., Ozkan Z. G. , Unal S. N.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.43, ss.606-608, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/rlu.0000000000002166
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.606-608


A 52-year-old woman diagnosed with mycosis fungoides was referred for F-18-FDG PET/CT before treatment for the evaluation of disease severity. The patient also underwent Ga-68-pentixafor PET/CT for further evaluation. FDG uptake was observed in cervical, axillary, and pelvic lymph nodes and multiple widespread skin lesions throughout the body, suggestive of extensive involvement of mycosis fungoides. All lesions were visually identifiable with high target-to-background ratio on Ga-68-pentixafor PET/CT which demonstrated marked CXCR4 expression in all lesions that were detected using F-18-FDG PET/CT.