18F-Fluoride Imaging: Atlas of Interesting Images (Images with Specific Teaching Points, Tracer, Technique, and Pitfalls)
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Uptake of 18F-NaF is not tumor specific, and nonmalignant entities can demonstrate radiotracer uptake, including arthritis, trauma, and bone processes such as fibrous dysplasia and Paget disease. The degree of radiotracer uptake cannot be used to differentiate benign from malignant lesions. Many benign bone lesions, including osteophytes and degenerative endplate changes, will show increased 18F-NaF uptake .