The Correlation of Salivary Gland Uptake between 18F-FP-CIT PET/CT and Salivary Scan

Seo Young Kang, Ji Young Yun, Hye Ok Kim, Byung Seok Moon, Hai Jeon Yoon, Bom Sahn Kim

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Abstract

An 85-year-old woman visited our hospital with repetitive diarrhea, nausea, and anorexia, as well as aggressive behavior. The neurologist decided to perform dopamine transporter imaging (18F-FP-CIT PET/CT) for accurate diagnosis, taking into account the potential adverse effects of l-dopa that the patient had been taking for a long time. The uptake of dopamine transporter in the bilateral basal ganglia was well preserved, but reduced uptake in the left parotid gland was incidentally detected. A subsequent salivary scan showed reduced uptake in the left parotid gland with the same pattern as that on 18F-FP-CIT PET/CT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e365-e367
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2020

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Received for publication December 19, 2019; revision accepted May 7, 2020. From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University; †Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharma-ceutical Science, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University; and ‡Department of Neurology, College of Med-icine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (2018R1D1A1B07049400, Hai-Jeon Yoon; 2018R1D1A1B07045321, Bom Sahn Kim). None declared to all other authors. Correspondence to: Bom Sahn Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ewha Womans University Medical Center, (07804) 260, Gonghang-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. E-mail: kbomsahn@ewha.ac.kr. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. ISSN: 0363-9762/20/4508–e365 DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000003161

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Keywords

  • F-FP-CIT PET/CT
  • parotid gland
  • salivary scan

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