Ga-67 muscle uptake in a weight lifter after exercise

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  • A 27-year-old man who had a history of Hodgkins lymphoma in apparent remission presented as an outpatient for restaging. A scintigram was obtained 7 days after injection of 11 mCi Ga-67 citrate. The patient had reinitiated a weight lifting regimen approximately 2 weeks before the imaging, noting arm tenderness after his first few workouts. The symptoms subsided and physical examination showed no tenderness to palpation. The patient denied any urinary discoloration after reinitiation of exercise. The scintigram showed localization of Ga-67 in both arms predominantly in the biceps, brachialis, and brachioradialis muscles. This finding corresponds to the site of previous tenderness. This study is an example of unusual Ga-67 uptake in muscle after exercise.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 12048679
  • Author List

  • Kanski JW; Erbas B; Russell CD; Dubovsky EV
  • Start Page

  • 393
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 6