DOI: 10.1097/rlu.0000000000004904 ISSN: 1536-0229

68Ga-Citrate PET/CT Imaging in the Diagnosis of Skull Base Osteomyelitis and Its Usefulness in the Assessment of Treatment Response

Hanna Elizabeth Johnson, Saumya Sara Sunny, Julie Hephzibah, Regi Thomas, Rajan Sundaresan
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • General Medicine


68Ga-citrate PET/CT imaging in the diagnosis of skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) and its usefulness in the assessment of treatment response.


Eighteen patients underwent 68Ga-citrate PET/CT scans for suspected SBO for diagnosis/assessment of treatment response.


Of 18 patients, 16 patients had a positive study for SBO, and 2 patients had a negative study. Scan findings were correlated with clinical, biochemical, microbiological, and radiological parameters.


68Ga-citrate PET/CT is a promising tool in the diagnosis and management of skull base osteomyelitis.

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