Characterization of a parietal lesion detected by diffusion weighted MRI, NaF18-PET/CT and CT

Aung Zaw Win, Carina Mari Aparici


It is very important to accurately characterize skull lesions so that appropriate treatment decisions can be made. False positive readings may lead to unnecessary surgical intervention or radiation. We present a case of a parietal lesion seen on Diffusion weighted (DW) MRI, and further characterized with NaF18-PET/CT and CT in a 69 year old male. This is the first case to report the use of DW MRI, NaF18-PET/CT bone scan and CT in the diagnosis of a skull lesion. DW MRI is known to have high specificity to detect malignant lesions in the skull. If a similar case such as ours in encountered in everyday clinical practice, a differential diagnosis of a benign etiology should be considered.

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Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing    ISSN 1925-4008 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4016 (Online)

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