False positive 18F-FDG PET/CT due to inflamed concha bullosa

A. Arens, B. Verbist, B. Hendrickx, L. de Geus-Oei and W. Oyen

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. A.Arens@nucmed.umcn.nl
May, 2012



A 62-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer was referred for an (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan. She had an active upper respiratory infection at the time of examination. An FDG avid (SUV(max) = 7.7) middle turbinate was identified, correlating with an inflamed concha bullosa. A short review of concha bullosa is given.