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CT Opacity in the Lungs Was Preceded by Increased MDP Activity on Bone Scintigraphy

Song, Le, MD; Zhang, Weifang, MD; Zhang, Yanyan, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000484
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Elevated 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (MDP) uptake in the left lung was demonstrated in a 41-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Lung infection was considered because the patient also had fever and pancytopenia. However, the thoracic CT performed the next day did not reveal abnormality which could explain the cause of left lung MDP activity. The repeated thoracic CTs weeks later demonstrated multiple ground-glass opacity in the left lung.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Received for publication March 3, 2014; and revision accepted April 2, 2014.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Yanyan Zhang, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, 49 North Huayuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, People’s Republic of China. E-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins