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68Ga-DOTATATE Uptake by Cervicothoracic (Stellate) Ganglia

Berg, Zachary MD; Koppula, Bhasker Rao MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002731
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68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT, a functional imaging modality for assessment of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors, targeting the somatostatin receptors, has essentially replaced the conventional gamma camera-based imaging with 111In-labeled octreotide. Physiologic distribution, normal variations, and common pitfalls with 68Ga-DOTATATE imaging have been well described in the literature. Here, we describe uptake of 68Ga-DOTATATE in 2 different patients at cervicothoracic junction within the stellate ganglia.

From the Department of Radiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.

Received for publication March 15, 2019; revision accepted June 2, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Bhasker Rao Koppula MD, Department of Radiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, #1A71, 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84132. E-mail:

Online date: July 15, 2019

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