Diffuse hepatic uptake on bone scan in a terminally ill osteosarcoma patient

Authors

  • Muntaha Fatima Rana Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aamna Hassan Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.22-33

Abstract

Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scan is an effective tool for the evaluation of benign and malignant skeletal disorders. Hepatic uptake on bone scan is an unexpected finding and whenever present, the cause must be determined as the distinction between technical and pathological causes is important to direct further patient management. Identification of these abnormalities will decrease errors and provide cardinal clinical information. We present the image of a patient with Osteosarcoma of the left femur; who underwent bone scan for metastatic workup which showed diffuse hepatic uptake.

Keywords: Hepatic uptake, Osteosarcoma, Hepatic artifact.

Published

2022-04-05

How to Cite

Muntaha Fatima Rana, & Aamna Hassan. (2022). Diffuse hepatic uptake on bone scan in a terminally ill osteosarcoma patient. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 72(4), 779–781. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.22-33

Issue

Section

IMAGING CORNER