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.
- F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose
- SAPHO syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging