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Serendipitous Observation of Hepatic Metastases on 18F-Fluoride PET in a Patient with Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma of Breast: Correlation With Contrast Enhanced CT

Basu, Sandip MBBS (Hons), DRM, DNB, MNAMS*; Kembhavi, Seema MBBS, DMRD, DNB

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318270820a
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Abstract: Serendipitous observation of multifocal bilobar hepatic metastases on 18F-fluoride (NaF) PET arising in the setting of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of breast is described in the present report. A 46-year-old female patient with infiltrating ductal carcinoma had an 18F-fluoride PET which demonstrated uptake in multiple skeletal metastasis and several upper abdominal lesions corresponding to liver metastases on contrast enhanced CT. 18F-NaF uptake in soft tissue metastases are likely to be more frequently encountered with the increasing use of 18F-NaF PET/CT in oncology.

From the *Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai; and †Department of Radiology, TATA Memorial Hospital, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, India.

Received for publication November 19, 2011; revision accepted August 22, 2012.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Sandip Basu, Radiation Medicine Centre (BARC), Tata Memorial Hospital Annex, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, India. E-mail: drsanb@yahoo.com.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.