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18F-prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography computed tomography incidental finding in a patient after COVID-19 infection


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine with PET-Center, Klinik Ottakring, Vienna, Austria
2 Department for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Klinik Favoriten (KFJ), Vienna, Austria

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Siroos Mirzaei,
Department of Nuclear Medicine with PET-Center, Klinik Ottakring (Wilhelminenspital), Montleartstr. 37, A-1160, Vienna
Austria
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_110_20

The COVID-19 pandemic has now reached most countries. However, the referred patients to a nuclear medicine department will be primarily the asymptomatic ones. We report the case of a patient (84-year-old male) who was sent for18F-prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography computed tomography (PSMA PET-CT) with suspicion of recurrent disease after prostate cancer and total prostatectomy 2 years prior to the examination. He suffered from COVID-19 pneumonia 4 weeks prior to PET-CT examination. The18F-PSMA PET-CT revealed moderate elevated uptake in the area of previous pneumonia in the right lung. The radiological findings showed ground glass changes in this area indicating possible residual inflammatory disease even weeks after infection.


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