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Inconsistency Between Contrast-Enhanced CT and Bone Scintigraphy in Revealing Radiation Nephritis

Zhu, Wenjia, MD*; Zhen, Hongnan, MD; Ding, Ning, MD; Jing, Hongli, MD*; Huo, Li, MD, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002579
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A 34-year-old woman with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma underwent a 99mTc-MDP bone scan to rule out potential bone metastasis because of back pain 18 months after radiation therapy. The bone scintigraphy revealed increased uptake over the upper pole of both kidneys corresponding to the portions of the kidneys included within the radiation field, consisting with radiation nephritis.

From the *Nuclear Medicine Department,

Radiation Department, and

Radiology Department, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China.

Received for publication February 10, 2019; revision accepted February 21, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Li Huo, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, #1 Shuaifuyuan, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100730, China. E-mail:

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