Focal 123I-MIBG Uptake in the Medial Segment of the Normal Liver

Yoji Matsusaka, Tadaki Nakahara, Yu Iwabuchi, Yasuhiro Minami, Masahiro Jinzaki

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An 84-year-old man with parkinsonism was referred for 123 I-MIBG scintigraphy. Abnormal uptake in the right upper abdomen was incidentally seen in planar image, and SPECT revealed focal uptake in the medial segment (S4) of the liver. Subsequent triple-phase contrast-enhanced CT showed no evidence of hepatic tumors, although in the arterial phase, there were an enhanced region corresponding to the uptake area and the enhanced vein of Sappey that flowed into S4. In this case, the focal 123 I-MIBG uptake would be attributable to hemodynamic change in the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e170-e171
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 1


  • I-MIBG
  • focal uptake
  • liver
  • vein of Sappey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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