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Particle Disease on Fluoride-18 (NaF) PET/CT imaging

By Jonathan Kuo, Cameron Foster and David Shelton


Particle disease is a loss of bone that commonly occurs about five years after arthroplasty. The cause is secondary to microabrasive wear and shedding of any portion of the prosthesis, and the microscopic foreign bodies activate inflammation which can lead to pain. This report describes the imaging findings of an 80-year-old female with particle disease detected with 18F-fluoride PET/CT

Topics: Nuclear Medicine
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