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68Ga-DOTANOC Somatostatin Receptor PET-CT Imaging in Multiple Myeloma

Sharma, Punit MD; Dhull, Varun Singh MD; Suman KC, Sudhir MD; Bal, Chandrasekhar MD; Malhotra, Arun PhD; Kumar, Rakesh PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31828e9722
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Multiple myeloma cells express somatostatin receptors, and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with 111In-pentetreotide has been used for imaging multiple myeloma with variable success. We here present 68Ga-DOTANOC somatostatin receptor PET-CT findings in a 57-year-old man with multiple myeloma. PET-CT showed 2 expansile lytic lesions with increased 68Ga-DOTANOC. This case highlights the potential use of 68Ga-DOTANOC PET-CT as an alternative imaging modality in multiple myeloma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Received for publication December 20, 2012; revision accepted February 12, 2013.

Conflicts of interest and source of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Punit Sharma, MD, Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India. E-mail:

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