Comparison of 99mTc ciprofloxacin, 99mTc white blood cell and three-phase bone imaging in the diagnosis of hip prosthesis infections: improved diagnostic accuracy with extended imaging time.

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The purpose of this study was to compare the utility of 99mTc labelled ciprofloxacin (Infecton) imaging with the 99mTc white blood cell and three-phase bone imaging procedures for identifying hip prosthesis infection. We studied 30 symptomatic patients in whom infection was confirmed in eight and excluded in 22 cases based on clinical and microbiological… (More)

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@article{Larikka2002ComparisonO9, title={Comparison of 99mTc ciprofloxacin, 99mTc white blood cell and three-phase bone imaging in the diagnosis of hip prosthesis infections: improved diagnostic accuracy with extended imaging time.}, author={Martti J. Larikka and Aapo K. Ahonen and Onni Niemel{\"a} and Juhani A. Junila and Martti M. H{\"a}m{\"a}l{\"a}inen and K. H. Britton and Hannu P T Syrj{\"a}l{\"a}}, journal={Nuclear medicine communications}, year={2002}, volume={23 7}, pages={655-61} }