World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 392--394

COVID-19 messenger ribonucleic acid vaccination and abnormal radiopharmaceutical uptake in the axilla visualized on 68Ga-DOTATATE positron-emission tomography/computed tomography


Joshua Philip Weissman1, Twyla Bartel2 
1 Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg, School of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg, Chicago, IL, USA
2 Department of Radiology, Global Advanced Imaging, PLLC, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Twyla Bartel
Global Advanced Imaging, PLLC, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 93, Little Rock - 72223, Arkansas
USA

As COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise, it is becoming increasingly important to understand diagnostic imaging associations' resultant from the vaccines. Here, we report a case of a 59-year-old female who was in remission for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinoma and presented for standard follow-up imaging evaluation. Positron-emission tomography (PET) images from a 68Ga-DOTATATE PET (NETSPOT) demonstrated moderate focal radiotracer uptake in the right axilla. Interestingly, this uptake localized to several normal-sized lymph nodes on the corresponding computed tomography (CT). A medical history revealed the patient received both doses of an ipsilateral COVID-19 messenger ribonucleic acid vaccine injection at 17 and 38 days before the PET/CT study. Subsequent scans 2 months later revealed no radiotracer uptake.


How to cite this article:
Weissman JP, Bartel T. COVID-19 messenger ribonucleic acid vaccination and abnormal radiopharmaceutical uptake in the axilla visualized on 68Ga-DOTATATE positron-emission tomography/computed tomography.World J Nucl Med 2021;20:392-394


How to cite this URL:
Weissman JP, Bartel T. COVID-19 messenger ribonucleic acid vaccination and abnormal radiopharmaceutical uptake in the axilla visualized on 68Ga-DOTATATE positron-emission tomography/computed tomography. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];20:392-394
Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/article.asp?issn=1450-1147;year=2021;volume=20;issue=4;spage=392;epage=394;aulast=Weissman;type=0