Abstract: A 69-year-old man with no history of neurologic or psychiatric disorders underwent 11C-PiB PET as a healthy volunteer for amyloid imaging study. 11C-PiB PET images demonstrated an unexpected increased PiB binding in the left frontal region. MR images demonstrated an extra-axial left frontal mass lesion with mild enhancement, highly suggestive of meningioma. There is a limited amount of published information on the detection of meningioma with 11C-PiB PET.
From the *Departments of Radiology, †Neurosurgery, and ‡Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan.
Received for publication October 25, 2012; and revision accepted November 30, 2012.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Yuka Yamamoto, MD, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan. E-mail: email@example.com.