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

World Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2017;16(1):81-83 DOI 10.4103/1450-1147.181158


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Journal Title: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

ISSN: 1450-1147 (Print); 1607-3312 (Online)

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications

Society/Institution: World Association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH)

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Medicine (General): Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine

Country of publisher: India

Language of fulltext: English

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Shimpi Madhuri Mahajan

Singh Natasha

Maitra Sudeshna

Melvika Pereira


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 48 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

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.