Superscan-like hypermetabolic lesions on delayed FDG PET/CT imaging in a patient with lung cancer.

Abstract

A 69-year-old man with a lung mass underwent multiple-time-point FDG PET/CT imaging for diagnostic evaluation. The initial PET imaging (performed at 1 hour after tracer injection) revealed equivocal bone marrow uptake in the right iliac bone and proximal femurs in addition to lung and mediastinal lesions. The 3-hour delayed PET imaging, however, demonstrated widespread bone marrow metastases. Biopsies of the right lung mass and right iliac bone marrow were later performed and revealed a poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma in both sites. This case indicates the value of delayed FDG PET in detecting superscan-like hypermetabolic bone marrow lesions in patients with lung cancer.

DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31825b23d5

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@article{Cheng2012SuperscanlikeHL, title={Superscan-like hypermetabolic lesions on delayed FDG PET/CT imaging in a patient with lung cancer.}, author={Gang Cheng and Abass Alavi and Esther Lim and Scott R Akers}, journal={Clinical nuclear medicine}, year={2012}, volume={37 9}, pages={912-3} }