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Myocardial and vascular uptake of a bone tracer associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism

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A patient on chronic hemodialysis, with secondary hyperparathyroidism was referred for a radionuclide bone-imaging study. Deposition of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) was apparent in the myocardium and abdominal blood vessels, as well as in the skeleton by four-color processed scintigraphy. Plain radiographs of the chest and abdomen demonstrated no calcification in the myocardium or abdominal blood vessels. Several possible mechanism for this uptake are discussed briefly.

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Kida, T., Hujita, Y., Sasaki, M. et al. Myocardial and vascular uptake of a bone tracer associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Eur J Nucl Med 12, 151–154 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00276709

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Key words

  • Myocardial and vascular uptake of 99mTc
  • MDP
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism