(11)C-Choline-Avid but (18)F-FDG-Nonavid Prostate Cancer with Lymph Node Metastases on Positron Emission Tomography

Choline is a new positron emission tomography (PET) tracer useful for detection of prostate cancer and metastatic lesions. We report a 70-year-old man with prostate cancer and multiple abdominal, pelvic, and inguinal node metastases. PET scans demonstrated accumulation of (11)C-choline in the primary tumor and lymph node metastases but no accumulation of (18)F-FDG. Choline PET/computed tomography may be useful for diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer with suspected metastatic lesions and treatment planning.

Case reports in oncology. 2016 Jan 07*** epublish ***

Kazuhiro Kitajima, Kazuhito Fukushima, Shingo Yamamoto, Toshiko Yamano, Haruyuki Takaki, Koichiro Yamakado, Yukako Nakanishi, Akihiro Kanematsu, Michio Nojima, Shozo Hirota

Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan., Department of Urology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan., Department of Radiology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan.


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