Extraosseous findings on bone scintigraphy using fusion SPECT/CT and correlative imaging

Daniel J. Wale, Ka Kit Wong*, Hatice Savas, Asha Kandathil, Morand Piert, Richard K.J. Brown

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OBJECTIVE. Extraosseous radioactivity outside of the expected biodistribution is often encountered on 99mTc-methylene diphosphate (MDP) bone scintigraphy, and proper interpretation requires an understanding of the mechanisms underlying this uptake and knowledge of the possible causes, depending on the site or structure involved. CONCLUSION. We present examples of extraosseous radiotracer uptake seen on 99mTc-MDP bone scans in which either SPECT with integrated CT or correlative imaging improved the study's interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-172
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Bone scintigraphy
  • Extraosseous uptake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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