Collar osteophytes: a cause of false-positive findings in bone scans for hip fractures.

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OBJECTIVE A retrospective review of our radiology database revealed five elderly patients, seen over a 12-month period, whose findings were judged positive for hip fractures on the basis of their bone scans, but whose MR imaging findings were negative. CONCLUSION The presence of collar osteophytes around the femoral neck caused a false diagnosis of hip… (More)

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@article{GarciaMorales2003CollarOA, title={Collar osteophytes: a cause of false-positive findings in bone scans for hip fractures.}, author={Francisco Garcia-Morales and Gwy Suk Seo and Vaseem U. Chengazi and Johnny U. V. Monu}, journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology}, year={2003}, volume={181 1}, pages={191-4} }