Discrepancy between Ga-67 citrate and F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic scans in pulmonary infection

Gaurav K. Goswami, Suman Jana, Jonas F. Santiago, Gulgun Buyukdereli, Shahenda S. Salem, Sherif Heiba, Hussein M. Abdel-Dayem

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Abstract

The authors describe a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who had active pulmonary tuberculosis and was receiving anti- tuberculosis treatment. High-grade fever and a right-sided pleural effusion had recently developed. Results of a Ga-67 scan were negative for any focal infection in the chest. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed increased uptake in the right lower lung field, which correlated with the diagnosis of concomitant bacterial pneumonia. Anti- tuberculosis treatment can decrease the sensitivity of the Ga-67 scan and could have contributed to this discrepancy. The authors predict that the fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic scan will play an important diagnostic role in the management of such a selected group of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-491
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Coincidence Imaging
  • Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Ga-67 Citrate
  • Tuberculosis

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