Osteoblastic bone metastases from breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Known breast cancer patient with back pain was referred for bone scintigraphy and thoracolumbar spine CT.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Bone scintigram 2.5 h after iv injection of 500 MBq 99mTc-DPD.

Four representative transverse CT sections of the lower thoracic spine (bone window).

Case Discussion

Multiple foci of enhanced osteblastic activity were detected corresponding to hyper-attenuating metastases on CT.

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