Intense 99mTc-MDP Activity in an Elongated Sagging Gallbladder With a Partially Calcified Gallstone

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Abstract

Intense activity was noted in the right middle abdomen on whole-body 99mTc-MDP bone scan images, which were obtained in a 78-year-old woman who had back pain. Further SPECT/CT images demonstrated that the intense activity was located in an elongated gallbladder. Partially calcified gallstone was also revealed on SPECT/CT images. Unexpectedly, the gallbladder activity was from the radioactive bile inside the gallbladder lumen, whereas the partially calcified gallstone was relatively photopenic.

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