Evaluation of lower back pain with bone scintigraphy and SPECT.

  title={Evaluation of lower back pain with bone scintigraphy and SPECT.},
  author={Michel O De Maeseneer and Leon Lenchik and Hendrik Everaert and Stefaan Marcelis and Axel Bossuyt and Michel Osteaux and P. A. Beeckman},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={901-12; discussion 912-4}
Bone scintigraphy and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) may be performed for evaluation of lower back pain, especially when a bone abnormality is suspected. Various patterns of tracer activity based on precise identification of the anatomic location of increased uptake may be observed and used to evaluate bones and joints. Lesions centered about the disk space and vertebral body include spondylodiskitis, metastatic disease, vertebral body fracture, and degenerative disease… CONTINUE READING


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