Elevated metabolic activity in L3 L4 without obvious lytic changes
My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer (Stage 3C) last Oct 2021 and it was removed through surgery. She had 3 rounds of chemo and around Feb 2022 she had a accident and had a whiplash injury in her neck and back. This is currently affecting her mobility. We did a PET CT scan around april 2022 and it had a observation that "Elevated metabolic activity in L3/L4 without obvious lytic changes". This observation did not came up in PET before her accident. Is there any chance that this observation could be due to inflamation post accident or PET will always shows up only cancer type of growths. Attaching the scan impression for reference.