Figure 1.  A and B, Anterior coronal images of a fluorine-18 PET bone scan in a patient with breast cancer demonstrating focal activity at several levels of the spine.

Figure 1

A and B, Anterior coronal images of a fluorine-18 PET bone scan in a patient with breast cancer demonstrating focal activity at several levels of the spine. A, Focal osteoblastic activity is evident in metastatic lesions at T-1 and T-12 levels. B, On a slightly more posterior “cut,” focal uptake is seen at T-10 level. On both images, a “hot” area is noted in right antecubital fossa at radionuclide injection site. C and D, Posterior coronal images of 18-fluoro-deoxyglucose scan of the same patient. C, Focal increase in metabolic activity is confirmed at site of metastatic lesion in pedicle and transverse process of T-10 (arrow) D, A similar increase in metabolic activity is seen in T-12 vertebra (arrow). (Courtesy of Randall Hawkins, MD, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.)

From: Chapter 30I, Perspectives in Imaging

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