FDG-PET Findings of Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporosis: Preliminary Results

@article{Schmitz2002FDGPETFO,
  title={FDG-PET Findings of Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporosis: Preliminary Results
},
  author={Alfred Schmitz and J{\"o}rn H. Risse and J Textor and D. Zander and H. Biersack and Ottmar Schmitt and Holger Palmedo},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={755-761}
}
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate FDG-PET findings in patients with osteoporosis or preclinical osteoporosis and acute vertebral compression fractures in order to determine whether FDG-PET has a value for distinction of pathological from osteoporotic vertebral fractures. 17 patients with a spontaneous compression fracture of the spine were evaluated by bone scanning with Tc-99m HDP, positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 deoxyglucose (FDG-PET) and magnetic resonance imaging… CONTINUE READING

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