Avoidance of misinterpretation of an FDG positive sacral insufficiency fracture using PET/CT scans in a patient with endometrial cancer: A case report

Halac M. , Mut S. S. , Soenmezoglu K. , Yilmaz M. H. , Ozer H., Uslu I.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.32, ss.779-781, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e318148b408
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.779-781


Whole-body FDG PET is an important tool for imaging of cancer, including skeletal metastases. However, false-positive results can occur in benign diseases such as insufficiency fractures. We report a case of sacral insufficiency fracture in which increased FDG uptake was detected. Correlative CT images obtained by a combined PET/CT scanner excluded a possible false-positive interpretation by revealing the fracture lines at the site of increased FDG uptake.