One-year follow-up of technetium-99m-HMPAO SPECT in mild head injury.

  title={One-year follow-up of technetium-99m-HMPAO SPECT in mild head injury.},
  author={Axel Jacobs and Erik Put and Marianne Ingels and T Put and Axel Bossuyt},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={37 10},
UNLABELLED We evaluated the predictive capacity of 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT for clinical outcome during a follow-up period of 12 mo after mild head injury. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 136 patients with mild head injury who underwent initial SPECT imaging (SPECTO) within 4 wk after the trauma. Re-evaluations were made 2.9-3.3 mo (T3mo), 5.7-6.3 mo (T6mo) and 11.9-12.6 mo (T12mo) postinjury. All patients with an abnormal SPECT underwent a repeat study at the subsequent time of evaluation… CONTINUE READING