Comparison of Tc-99m MIBI and TI-201 uptake in musculoskeletal lesions

Adalet I., Ozger H., Cantez S.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.21, no.2, pp.118-121, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-199602000-00008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-121
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to make a comparison between the uptake of Tc-99m MIBI and Tl-201 in evaluation of musculoskeletal lesions, Fourteen cases were studied, Each study consisted of a Tl-201 study followed by a Tc-99m MIBI scan, In addition, a whole-body bone scan was performed in each patient to visualize bone metastases, Tl-201 and Tc-99m MIBI uptakes were evaluated by visual assessment and by using lesion-to-background (L/B) ratio, The authors found increased Tl-201 uptake with a mean L/B ratio of 2.81 and less Tc-99m MIBI uptake with a mean L/B ratio of 2.18 in malignant lesions, Both agents showed lower uptake with mean L/B ratios of 1,6 and 1.2 in benign lesions, but there was no statistical difference between the uptakes of either Tl-201 or Tc-99m MIBI in those with malignant and those with benign lesions, In addition, false-positive imaging was observed with both Tl-201 and Tc-99m MIBI. The results demonstrated that Tl-201 and Tc-99m MIBI accumulations in musculoskeletal lesions are not specific for malignancy.