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Case report


An unusual case of gallium scan mimicking a bone scan

Ameya PuranikKaruna LuthraR D Lele
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date of Submission: 19-Mar-2012, Date of Acceptance: 25-Mar-2012, Date of Web Publication: 28-Apr-2012.
Corresponding Author:
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Ameya Puranik

6, Amber Palace Apts, Chittaranjan Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai – 400 057, India.
E-mail: adpuranik@hotmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ameya Puranik

6, Amber Palace Apts, Chittaranjan Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai – 400 057, India.
E-mail: adpuranik@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.95430 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Gallium-67 localization is based on the fact that it binds to plasma proteins like transferrin and lactoferrin, which have iron-binding sites. Abnormal biodistribution of gallium-67 citrate can occur in iron-overload states. We report one such case of gallium scan mimicking a bone scan due to skeletal uptake of gallium.
Keywords: Bone Scan, Gallium Scan, Transfusion

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