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99mTc-MIBI Emboli in the Lungs Detected on SPECT/CT: A Pitfall in Parathyroid Scan

Aras, Mustafa MD; Erdil, Tanju Yusuf MD; Ones, Tunc MD; Dede, Fuat MD; Turoglu, Halil Turgut MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000302
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Although we are familiar with artifactual, focal pulmonary 18F-FDG accumulations without an apparent underlying pathologic finding, similar artifact for 99mTc-MIBI has not been described yet. Herein, we reported incidental detection of 99mTc-MIBI emboli in the lungs on parathyroid SPECT/CT.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Received for publication June 5, 2013; revision accepted October 16, 2013.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Mustafa Aras, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Marmara University School of Medicine, Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: mustafa.aras@marmara.edu.tr.

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