Soft tissue uptake observed on Tc-99m MDP bone scans rare imaging patterns in two cases


Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol.26, no.11, pp.958-959, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-200111000-00023
  • Journal Name: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.958-959
  • Keywords: Bone Scintigraphy, Soft Tissue Uptake
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


There may be visualization of activity in the soft tissue structures on a bone scan. Soft tissue activity may be secondary to any process that evokes soft tissue calcification (dystrophic, metastatic, or heterotopic calcification). It may also be due to binding of the radiopharmaceutical to macromolecules in the tissue. The authors describe two rare patterns of soft tissue uptake observed on the Tc-99m-MDP bone scans of two patients.