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Earlier Phases of Bone Scintigraphy Can Better Delineate the Extent of Soft Tissue Involvement of Bone Metastasis

Çayir, Derya, MD*; Bozkurt, Mehmet, MD*; Gültekin, Salih Sinan, MD*; Karaçalioğlu, Alper Özgür, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002260
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Three-phase bone scintigraphy is sometimes of great value in the detection of uncharacteristic metastases and assists the management of patients in terms of primary focus detection. While evaluating the skeletal system with whole-body bone scintigraphy, other system pathologies may also be detected incidentally. In this case, we present the extraordinary findings on the 3-phase MDP bone scintigraphy and 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of the complicated bone metastases in a patient with thyroid carcinoma.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences; and

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.

Received for publication July 10, 2018; revision accepted July 20, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Derya Çayir, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey 06110. E-mail: drderyaors@hotmail.com.

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