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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-83

Potassium chloride infusion as the cause of altered bio distribution of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose on whole-body positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan

Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Shimpi Madhuri Mahajan
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-T, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, V S Marg, Mahim. (W), Mumbai - 400 016, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.181158

PMID: 28217028

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18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography is a standard diagnostic imaging tool in many types of cancer. Its physiological in vivo distribution includes the brain, liver, heart, kidneys, and urinary tract at 1 h after tracer injection. Skeletal muscle is known to show variable amounts of 18F-FDG uptake because it has a relatively high-glucose metabolism. We report a case of a 20-year-old patient with gross 18F-FDG uptake involving multiple muscle groups and its likely correlation to potassium chloride infusion before 18F-FDG injection.

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