Unusual Soft Tissue Uptake of F-18 Sodium Fluoride in Three Patients Undergoing F-18 NaF PET/CT Bone Scans for Prostate Cancer

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Three males aged 71 to 80 years with known stage IV metastatic prostate cancer underwent F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT to assess osseous metastatic disease burden and stability. In addition to F-18 NaF avid known osseous metastases, each patient also exhibited increased F-18 NaF activity in soft tissues. The first patient exhibited multiple F-18 NaF avid enlarged retroperitoneal and pelvic lymph nodes on consecutive PET/CT scans. The second patient demonstrated an F-18 NaF avid thyroid nodule on consecutive PET/CT scans. The third patient exhibited increased F-18 NaF activity in a hepatic metastasis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hawkins, AS; Howard, BA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 274 - 276

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1869-3482

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1869-3474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s13139-016-0420-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus