Increased 99 mTc MDP activity in the costovertebral and costotransverse joints on SPECT-CT : is it predictive of associated back pain or response to percutaneous treatment ? MUSCULOSKELETAL IMAGING

PURPOSE Pain related to costovertebral and costotransverse joints is likely an underrecognized and potentially important cause of thoracic back pain. On combined single-photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography (SPECT-CT), increased technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (99mTc MDP) activity at these articulations is not uncommon. We… CONTINUE READING