The contribution of nuclear medicine to the patient with infection

  title={The contribution of nuclear medicine to the patient with infection},
  author={Wolfgang Becker},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine},
  • W. Becker
  • Published 1 October 1995
  • Medicine, Biology
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine imaging of infection has two major indications: (a) the localization of a focus of infection in patients with fever of unknown origin; in this context the radio-pharmaceutical should be highly sensitive whereas specificity is not so important because subsequent biopsy or morphologically based imaging can be performed; (b) the diagnosis of an infection in patients with localized symptoms, for example after surgery, when normal anatomy is absent or when metal implants prevent… 

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