Metastasis to psoas muscle detected by F-18 FDG PET-CT imaging

Peeyush Bhargava, Gordana Verstovsek, Matthew Stair, Joseph Vollink

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We present the PET-CT images of a 67-year-old man who initially presented with seizures and was found to have a brain metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma. F-18 FDG PET-CT was performed for whole body staging, which showed focal hypermetabolism in the psoas muscle without any definite morphologic changes seen on the coregistered CT. Fused PET-CT images were used for assisting CT-guided needle biopsy, which showed metastatic adenocarcinoma of lung origin. The images show an extremely rare but possible site of metastasis to the psoas muscle detected by F-18 FDG PET before any definite morphologic changes, and CT may help in anatomic localization and biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-724
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • F-18 FDG, PET-CT
  • Metastasis
  • Psoas muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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