Anterior and posterior whole body images
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A linear area of increased uptake is seen extending from the calvarium to the right leg, most intense at the two ends of the line, and apparent on the anterior view only.
The linear increased uptake is due to contamination of the anterior detector, likely on the collimator. The contamination is likely a Tc-99m tracer, since it was apparent on the 140 kev bone imaging window without excessive scatter or collimator penetration. A line was generated due to the scanning motion whole body camera. The greater intensity at both ends is due to the fact that the camera spends several minutes in stationary mode at both ends of the body, in order to equalize time over the body during the scan.
References and General Discussion of Bone Scintigraphy (Anatomic field:Skeletal System, Category:Other(Artifact))
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