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Vol 12, No 2 (2009)
Case Report
Published online: 2010-03-12
Submitted: 2012-01-23
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Incidental thyroid Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) uptake in a patient affected by polynodular goiter at bone scintigraphy

Francesco Bertagna, Giovanni Bosio, Raffaele Giubbini
Nucl. Med. Rev 2009;12(2):81-82.

open access

Vol 12, No 2 (2009)
Case Report
Published online: 2010-03-12
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

Incidental extraosseous uptake seen on Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scan is not unusual. We discuss here an incidental thyroid uptake in a 55-year-old female patient affected by breast cancer treated by total mastectomy, who underwent total body bone scintigraphy as a staging study. In the positron emission tomography era, traditional nuclear medicine imaging still has an important role in the diagnostic field, and incidental findings may be very useful in patient management, revealing unknown diseases and allowing correct therapeutic decisions.

Abstract

Incidental extraosseous uptake seen on Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scan is not unusual. We discuss here an incidental thyroid uptake in a 55-year-old female patient affected by breast cancer treated by total mastectomy, who underwent total body bone scintigraphy as a staging study. In the positron emission tomography era, traditional nuclear medicine imaging still has an important role in the diagnostic field, and incidental findings may be very useful in patient management, revealing unknown diseases and allowing correct therapeutic decisions.
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Keywords

bone scintigraphy; thyroid uptake

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Title

Incidental thyroid Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) uptake in a patient affected by polynodular goiter at bone scintigraphy

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 12, No 2 (2009)

Pages

81-82

Published online

2010-03-12

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2009;12(2):81-82.

Keywords

bone scintigraphy
thyroid uptake

Authors

Francesco Bertagna
Giovanni Bosio
Raffaele Giubbini

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