Bone scintigraphy in trauma of the hand and wrist.


Bone scintigraphy utilizing Tc-99m phosphate compounds was valuable in the diagnosis of injuries of the hand and wrist in three patients in whom conventional roentgenograms and other investigations over several months were inconclusive. With appropriate patient selection, either positive or negative scans may be helpful in assessing trauma to the hand or wrist. Full clinical evaluation is necessary for accurate interpretation of hand and wrist bone scintigraphy in order that potential causes of false positive or false negative studies may be recognized.

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@article{Belsole1981BoneSI, title={Bone scintigraphy in trauma of the hand and wrist.}, author={Robert J Belsole and Edward A. Eikman and Lawrence R Muroff}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1981}, volume={21 2}, pages={163-6} }