Leukocyte and bacteria imaging in prosthetic joint infection.

@article{Glaudemans2013LeukocyteAB,
  title={Leukocyte and bacteria imaging in prosthetic joint infection.},
  author={Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans and Filippo Galli and Marta Pacilio and A Signore},
  journal={European cells & materials},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={61-77}
}
There has been a significant increase in the number of joint prosthesis replacements worldwide. Although relatively uncommon, complications can occur with the most serious being an infection. Various radiological and nuclear imaging techniques are available to diagnose prosthetic joint infections (PJI). In this review article, we describe the pathophysiology of PJI, the principles of nuclear medicine imaging and the differences between Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and… CONTINUE READING

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