Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76--78

Significance of 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography in characterization of POEMS osteosclerotic lesions better than 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography


Fahad Abdul Rehman Marafi1, Rashid Rasheed2, Sharjeel Usmani1, Fareeda Alkandari1, Anam Iqbal4 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET- CT, cancer control center (KCCC), Shuwaikh, Kuwait
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET- CT, Kuwait cancer control center (KCCC), Shuwaikh, Kuwait; Government College University, Kotwali Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Dr. Rashid Rasheed
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Shuwaikh, 22000

Crow-Fukase syndrome (POEMS syndrome) is a rare systemic paraneoplastic syndrome. Bone lesions are manifested by sclerotic osteoblastic lesions often associated with bone pain. Characterization of osseous lesions is always crucial for clinical correlation and better patient management. We present a case where 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) was unable to characterize a clinically symptomatic patient, and 18F-fluoride PET/CT showed excellent characterization of osteosclerotic lesions. The results were in correlation with already published data and showed that 18F-fluoride PET/CT has better uptake in osteoblastic lesions in POEMS syndrome when compared to18F-FDG PET/CT and have superior imaging quality in assessing the bone lesions.


How to cite this article:
Rehman Marafi FA, Rasheed R, Usmani S, Alkandari F, Iqbal A. Significance of 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography in characterization of POEMS osteosclerotic lesions better than 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2018;33:76-78


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Rehman Marafi FA, Rasheed R, Usmani S, Alkandari F, Iqbal A. Significance of 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography in characterization of POEMS osteosclerotic lesions better than 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Jan 27 ];33:76-78
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