alexa Sacral fractures: a potential pitfall of FDG positron emission tomography.


OMICS Journal of Radiology

Author(s): Fayad LM, Cohade C, Wahl RL, Fishman EK

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Positron emission tomography (PET) with FDG is useful for tumor imaging, but false-positive results can occur. The purpose of this study is to describe three oncology patients with sacral fractures in whom FDG uptake in the sacrum increased on PET. CONCLUSION: Sacral fractures can show increased uptake of FDG on PET. Therefore, correlative cross-sectional imaging is necessary to avoid the erroneous diagnosis of sacral metastases on PET and prevent inappropriate treatment of patients. This article was published in AJR Am J Roentgenol and referenced in OMICS Journal of Radiology

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