Nuclear medicine imaging of posttraumatic osteomyelitis

  title={Nuclear medicine imaging of posttraumatic osteomyelitis},
  author={Geertje A.M. Govaert and Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans},
  booktitle={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
Early recognition of a possible infection and therefore a prompt and accurate diagnostic strategy is essential for a successful treatment of posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTO). However, at this moment there is no single routine test available that can detect osteomyelitis beyond doubt and the performed diagnostic tests mostly depend on personal experience, available techniques and financial aspects. Nuclear medicine techniques focus on imaging pathophysiological changes which usually precede… CONTINUE READING