Avoidance of misinterpretation of an FDG positive sacral insufficiency fracture using PET/CT scans in a patient with endometrial cancer: A case report


Halac M. , Mut S. S. , Soenmezoglu K., Yilmaz M. H. , Ozer H. , Uslu I.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.32, pp.779-781, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e318148b408
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.779-781

Abstract

Whole-body FDG PET is an important tool for imaging of cancer, including skeletal metastases. However, false-positive results can occur in benign diseases such as insufficiency fractures. We report a case of sacral insufficiency fracture in which increased FDG uptake was detected. Correlative CT images obtained by a combined PET/CT scanner excluded a possible false-positive interpretation by revealing the fracture lines at the site of increased FDG uptake.