Case Author(s): Jerold Wallis, M.D. , 11/15/95 . Rating: #D1, #Q4

Diagnosis: Widespread metastatic prostate cancer

Brief history:

Rising PSA level.


Anterior and posterior images

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Full history/Diagnosis is available below

Diagnosis: Widespread metastatic prostate cancer

Full history:

The patient has known prostate cancer, and the serum PSA level has recently been rising; it is currently above 100.


20 mCi Tc-99m MDP, i.v.


Widespread foci of increased uptake are seen including nearly all levels of the spine, most ribs, skull, pelvis, proximal femurs, and both humeri.


This pattern of uptake is diagnostic of widespread metastatic disease.

General information on prostate cancer can be found at

ACR Codes and Keywords:

References and General Discussion of Bone Scintigraphy (Anatomic field:Skeletal System, Category:Neoplasm, Neoplastic-like condition)

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