Bone scanning in the diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis

  title={Bone scanning in the diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis},
  author={Howard T. Nelson and Andrew Taylor},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine},
Fifty-nine patients with suspected osteomyelitis were referred to the Nuclear Medicine Service for bone scanning during a twelve month period. The bone scan correctly identified abnormal sites in 18 of 19 patients with osteomyelitis (sensitivity of 95%) while the radiograph detected only 6 of 19 (sensitivity of 32%). In this clinical setting, the bone scans… CONTINUE READING