Liver uptake on bone scanning: a diagnostic algorithm.
Bone scintigraphy with 99mTc diphosphonates may exhibit extraosseous lesions in addition to metastatic lesions. Multiple factors can affect extraosseous 99mTc methylene diphosphonate (MDP) uptake. Similar uptake pattern of 99mTc MDP and fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F FDG) in hepatic metastasis was not already notified. In our case, initial tumor necrosis and subsequent intracellular calcification resulted in similar 99mTc MDP and 18F FDG accumulation in the metastatic area.