Radionuclide imaging in orthopedic infections.


In otherwise normal bone, Three Phase Bone Scintigraphy is sensitive and specific for osteomyelitis. In patients with underlying osseous abnormalities the specificity of the study is decreased. The four phase bone scan, bone/gallium scintigraphy, leukocyte imaging, leukocyte/bone and leukocyte/marrow studies have all been reported to increase specificity… (More)


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