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Ureteral Stone Mimicking Abnormal Sacral Uptake on 99mTc MDP Bone Scintigraphy

The Usefulness of SPECT/CT

Wang, Renjie MD; Zhao, Gege MD; Chen, Bin MD, PhD; Ji, Bin MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002576
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Bone tracer uptake related to ureteral stones has been reported several times before. We present a right ureteral stone mimicking abnormal focal sacral uptake on planar scan in a patient with rectal cancer. This case highlights the necessity of performing SPECT/CT to ascertain the origin of abnormal focal sacral uptake on planar scan, especially in patients with a history of kidney stones.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, China-Japan Union Hospital, Changchun, Jilin, China.

Received for publication January 14, 2019; revision accepted February 19, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and source of funding: This work was supported by the Young Researcher Fund of Science and Technology Department of Jilin Province (No. 20170520027JH), and the Norman Bethune Youth Program of Jilin University (No. 2015219). None declared for all authors.

Renjie Wang and Gege Zhao contributed equally to this work.

Correspondence to: Bin Ji, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, China-Japan Union Hospital, No. 126 Xiantai St, Changchun, Jilin Province, 130033, People's Republic of China. E-mail:

Online date: April 15, 2019

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