I-123 uptake in the chest wall after needle biopsy of a pulmonary nodule: A cause for false-positive I-123 uptake

S. Y. Naddaf, M. F. Akisik, W. S. Omar, I. Young, H. M. Abdel-Dayem

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Abstract

McDougall listed 42 cases of physiologic and pathologic causes of abnormal distribution of radioiodine that can be misinterpreted for metastatic cancer in whole-body I-131 scans. The authors previously presented infected sebaceous cyst in the scalp as a cause of false-positive I-123 uptake. The authors use I-123 for routine thyroid scanning and for total- body search for metastatic thyroid cancer. The authors report one more false- positive result caused by oozing in the chest wall from the biopsy site for a pulmonary nodule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-573
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • I-123
  • I-131
  • Thyroid Cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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