Particle disease on fluoride-18 (NaF) PET/CT imaging

Jonathan Kuo, Cameron C Foster, David Shelton

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Particle disease is a loss of bone that commonly occurs about five years after arthroplasty. The cause is secondary to microabrasive wear and shedding of any portion of the prosthesis, and the microscopic foreign bodies activate inflammation which can lead to pain. This report describes the imaging findings of an 80-year-old female with particle disease detected with 18F-fluoride PET/CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2011


  • 18F-Fluoride PET/CT
  • Arthroplasty
  • Aseptic loosening
  • Osteolysis
  • Particle disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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