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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-21

Fluorodeoxyglucose PET-CT Findings Following Bone Marrow Harvesting

1 Department of Radiology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York, USA
2 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Robert Matthews
Department of Radiology, Stony Brook Medical Center, Health Sciences Center L4, Rm 120, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8460
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.98740

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Two patients demonstrated an unusual pattern of intense bone and surrounding soft tissue hypermetabolic uptake in the posterior pelvis on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography PET-CT scans. After further investigation, we found that both patients underwent uncomplicated autologous bone marrow harvesting several weeks before imaging. These two cases illustrate a distinctive PET-CT appearance following bone marrow harvesting that the radiologist needs to recognize to not confuse the findings with metastatic disease.

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