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Whole-Body Blood Pool Metastatic Superscan (Bone Hunger Pattern)

Shakeri, Sara, MD*; Khosravi, Somayeh, MD*; Divband, Ghasemali, MD; Sadeghi, Ramin, MD*; Shafiei, Susan, MD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002515
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We presented a 61-year-old man's surprising 99mTc-MDP whole-body blood pool superscan pattern with early unexpected generalized bone uptake. He complained of weakness and undesired weight loss with anemia and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. As a malignancy workup in a patient without obvious suspicious origin, a whole-body 99mTc-MDP bone scan was requested. This unusual tracer distribution on blood pool imaging was very similar to the whole-body delayed scan except for visible kidneys.

From the *Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad; and

Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Behbahan, Iran.

Received for publication December 26, 2018; revision accepted January 20, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Susan Shafiei, MD, Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, Ahmadabad st, Mashhad 9176699199, Iran. E-mail:

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