INTRAOSSEOUS HAEMANGIOMAS ON HYBRID IMAGING: A PICTORIAL REVIEW

  • Mairah Razi Nuclear Medicine Department, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore
  • Humayun Bashir Nuclear Medicine Department, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore
  • Saima Riaz Nuclear Medicine Department, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore
  • Zia S Faruqui Radiology Department, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore

Abstract

Osseous haemangiomas are benign skeletal tumours, usually identi ed as incidental ndings on different imaging modalities. Bone scan is the most frequent radionuclide procedure performed as metastatic workup in patients with various malignancies. Not every hotspot on a staging bone scan is malignant. Haemangiomas with variable degree of radiotracer uptake on technetium-99m (Tc-99m) bone scintigraphy may be falsely labelled as metastases in background of known malignancy. The addition of single-photon emission computed tomography computed tomography (SPECT-CT) enhances the specificity of bone scan which allows accurate detection and anatomical localisation of scintigraphic findings. We present a case series as pictorial review of osseous haemangiomas identi ed on Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate SPECT CT at our department.

Key words: Haemangioma, methylene diphosphonate, bone scan, single-photon emission computed tomography- computed tomography

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Published
2016-08-31
How to Cite
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Razi M, Bashir H, Riaz S, Faruqui ZS. INTRAOSSEOUS HAEMANGIOMAS ON HYBRID IMAGING: A PICTORIAL REVIEW. J Cancer Allied Spec [Internet]. 2016Aug.31 [cited 2020Oct.24];2(2). Available from: https://journals.sfu.ca/jcas/index.php/jcas/article/view/69