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18F-NaF PET/CT in Prostatic Calculi

Raynor, William Y., BS*†; Al-Zaghal, Abdullah, MD*; Werner, Thomas J., MSc*; Høilund-Carlsen, Poul F., MD, DMSc‡§; Alavi, Abass, MD(Hon), PhD(Hon), DSc(Hon)*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002317
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Primary prostatic calculi commonly present asymptomatically in men over the age of 50 years. Individual calculi form when the secretory tube is blocked by inflammation, prostatic secretions, or corpora amylacea. Although small prostatic calculi have been described as a component of normal aging, increased prevalence of calculi has been associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis. We are presenting prostatic calcification in a 69-year-old man as incidentally detected on 18F-NaF PET/CT. Although previous publications have reported 18F-NaF uptake portraying calcification in soft tissue, these findings demonstrate a new domain in which to assess calcium metabolism using 18F-NaF PET/CT.

From the *Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania;

Drexel University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA;

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital; and

§Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Received for publication August 20, 2018; revision accepted September 5, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Abass Alavi, MD(Hon), PhD(Hon), DSc(Hon), Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail:

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