Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Home | About IJNM | Search | Current Issue | Past Issues | Instructions | Ahead of Print | Online submissionLogin 
Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  Editorial Board | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact
Users Online: 1072 Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
INTERESTING IMAGES
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 369-371

Superscan on methylene diphosphonate skeletal scintigraphy in prostatic adenocarcinoma: A common finding but rare etiology


Department of Nuclear Medicine, AMRI Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Anirban Mukherjee
Department of Nuclear Medicine, AMRI Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_95_17

Rights and Permissions

Excessive skeletal radioisotope uptake in relation to soft tissues along with absent or faint activity in the genitourinary tract on skeletal scintigraphy is known as a “superscan.” Prostate cancer is the most common cause of superscan in skeletal scintigraphy due to diffuse skeletal metastases. However, prostate cancer may cause secondary renal osteodystrophy leading to metabolic superscan also. Differentiating between these two entities are important as treatment options are different. We, hereby, describe a case of prostatic adenocarcinoma presented with metabolic superscan on methylene diphosphonate skeletal scintigraphy and demonstrate the utility of single emission computed tomography-computed tomography in differentiating between two entities.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed651    
    Printed5    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded118    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal