Diagnosing active inflammation in the SAPHO syndrome using 18FDG-PET/CT in suspected metastatic vertebral bone tumors

Kentaro Inoue, Tatsuo Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Ozawa, Ken Okada, Yasuyuki Taki, Ryoi Goto, Shigeo Kinomura, Tomohiro Kaneta, Hiroshi Fukuda

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The vertebral spine is frequently affected by the SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) syndrome. We report the collective imaging findings of hybrid F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18FDG-PET/CT), as well as bone scans and magnetic resonance imaging, in a patient who had suspected metastatic vertebral bone tumors. 18FDG-PET/CT can be utilized to exclude metastatic vertebral tumors, as well as identifying stable lesions, by demonstrating active inflammatory lesions with accurate anatomic localization through the convergence of the functional information from 18FDG uptake with the anatomic information of CT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-480
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct


  • F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose
  • PET/CT
  • SAPHO syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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