Spectrum of Focal Benign Musculoskeletal l8F-FDG Uptake at PET/CT of the Shoulder and Pelvis
Vladimir Sopov, Hanna Bernstine, Dorit Stern, Nikolay Yefremov, Jacob Sosna, David Groshar
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the spectrum of common benign intraarticular and extraarticular disorders associated with focal l8F-FDG uptake in the shoul- der and pelvic areas in oncology patients referred for PET/CT.
CONCLUSION. A wide spectrum of benign musculoskeletal disorders associated with focal FDG uptake may be detected in cancer patients. This incidental uptake usually does not seem to be a clinically significant finding, but it can affect quality of life.