Incidental lymph node visualization on bone scan due to subcutaneous infiltration of Tc-99m MDP. A potential for false positive interpretation

Clin Nucl Med. 1993 Mar;18(3):208-9. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199303000-00004.


Soft tissue localization of radiotracer on bone scintigraphy may result in false-positive interpretations, if the activity overlies a bony structure. A case is presented in which special views and follow-up clarified the soft tissue nature of focal uptake in arm and axilla.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arm
  • Axilla
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging*
  • False Positive Reactions
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate*


  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate