Utility of bone scintigraphy to determine the appropriate vertebral augmentation levels.

@article{Jordan2010UtilityOB,
  title={Utility of bone scintigraphy to determine the appropriate vertebral augmentation levels.},
  author={Eric Jordan and Dong W Choe and Todd Miller and Murthy R. Chamarthy and Allan Brook and Leonard M. Freeman},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={687-91}
}
PURPOSE OF THE REPORT Vertebral augmentation procedures have been used as an effective treatment for back pain due to vertebral compression fracture from different causes, including metastatic disease and osteoporosis. However, diagnosis and localization of the causative vertebral level(s) may be difficult using any single imaging modality. In this retrospective study, we assessed the ability of preprocedural bone scans to determine the appropriate level(s) of subsequent vertebroplasty… CONTINUE READING
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