The scintigraphic diagnosis of osteomyelitis.

  title={The scintigraphic diagnosis of osteomyelitis.},
  author={Donald S. Schauwecker},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={158 1},
Osteomyelitis is a serious health problem that results in multiple limb amputations annually. This article reviews the current scintigraphic procedures used in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis and discusses some of the newer radiopharmaceuticals now being developed. The goal is to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each method so that the procedure most effective for specific clinical settings can be selected. In general, the three-phase bone scan is the procedure of choice if the… CONTINUE READING