Identification of Bladder Diverticular Stone on 99mTc-Methyl Diphosphonate Bone Scintigraphy and SPECT/CT

Dania G. Malik, Robert G. Ferrigni, Ming Yang

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We report a bladder diverticular stone with increased 99mTc-methyl diphosphonate uptake on bone scintigraphy and SPECT/CT. Diverticular stone is a known risk factor for bladder malignancy. The deposition of 99mTc-methyl diphosphonate on the crystal surface of the diverticular stone is a rare phenomenon but of clinical significance. Cystolitholapaxy is indicated to remove the diverticular stone and to reduce the risk of bladder cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-385
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of nuclear medicine technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020


  • 99mTc-MDP
  • bone scintigraphy
  • diverticular stone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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