F-18 FDG PET/CT findings in postradiation pelvic insufficiency fracture

Ali Salavati, Vinil Shah, Zhen J. Wang, Benjamin M. Yeh, Nick G. Costouros, Fergus V. Coakley

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We retrospectively identified eight patients who underwent F-18 FDG PET/CT and had diagnostic findings of postradiation pelvic insufficiency fracture. The fractures had a median SUVmax of 2.5 (range, 1.6 to 6.0) and were initially interpreted as possible metastases in six patients. A new bone lesion developing in the sacrum, pubic ramus, or acetabulum after radiation for pelvic malignancy is likely to be a postradiation pelvic insufficiency fracture, even if associated with increased FDG uptake at PET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • F-18 FDG PET/CT
  • Insufficiency fractures
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Pelvic bones
  • Radiation injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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