PET/CT F-18 FDG scan accurately identifies osteoporotic fractures in a patient with known metastatic colorectal cancer

Jed A. Katzel, Sherif I. Heiba

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Abstract

Positron emissions tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan has been used in many types of cancer to characterize the extent of disease as well as to identify the presence of metastases. However, the utility of PET/CT in patients with both cancer and osteoporosis is less well delineated. In this case, a patient with known metastatic colorectal cancer who was investigated by many forms of conventional imaging for back and pelvic pain was found to have osteoporotic fractures using PET/CT. At the same time malignant disease was excluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Computerized tomography
  • Integrated PET/CT
  • Osteoporosis
  • Positron emission tomography

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