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Unexpected I-123 FP-CIT Uptake in a Brain Tumor

Boronat-Ferrater, Maria, MD*; Lorenzo-Bosquet, Carles, MD*; León, Adelaida, MD; Aguadé-Bruix, Santiago, MD*; Rossi-Seoane, Susana, MD*; Hernández-Vara, Jorge, MD; Alvarez-Sabín, Jose, PhD; Rovira, Alex, PhD; Castell-Conesa, Joan, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3181b06a59
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A 78-year-old female patient with a 5-year history of bradykinesia and tremor at rest of both upper limbs was referred to our Nuclear Medicine Department because of a rapid functional decline over 3 months with cognitive impairment, generalized myoclonus, and dependence for most basic daily activities. Brain SPECT with 148MBq (4 mCi) of I-123 FP-CIT and 740MBq (20 mCi) of Tc-99m ethylcysteinate dimer (thereafter Tc-99m ECD) was performed.

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †Radiology, and ‡Neurology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

Received for publication April 21, 2008; accepted April 5, 2009.

Reprints: Maria Boronat-Ferrater, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron. Pg Vall d'Hebron 119-129, 08034 Barcelona, Spain. E-mail:

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.