Detection of Occult Infection Following Total Joint Arthroplasty Using Sequential Technetium-99m HDP Bone Scintigraphy and Indium- 111 WBC Imaging

@article{Johnson1988DetectionOO,
  title={Detection of Occult Infection Following Total Joint Arthroplasty Using Sequential Technetium-99m HDP Bone Scintigraphy and Indium- 111 WBC Imaging},
  author={Joanne A Johnson and Michael Christie and Martin P. Sandler and Paul Parks and Leslie Homra and Joseph Jofish Kaye},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={
          1347-53
        }
}
Preoperative exclusion or confirmation of periprosthetic infection is essential for correct surgical management of patients with suspected infected joint prostheses. The sensitivity and specificity of [111In]WBC imaging in the diagnosis of infected total joint prostheses was examined in 28 patients and compared with sequential [99mTc]HDP/[111In]WBC scintigraphy and aspiration arthrography. The sensitivity of preoperative aspiration cultures was 12%, with a specificity of 81% and an accuracy of… CONTINUE READING
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