ROLE OF RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE OSTEOMYELITIS JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS DEMOPULOS, G. A., BLECK, E. E., McDougall, I. R. 1988; 8 (5): 558-565

Abstract

Over the last decade, the role of nuclear medicine studies in the diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis has been discussed in depth in the literature. Yet, the respective roles played in this setting by each of the commonly used radionuclide studies often are confusing. In an attempt to develop a cogent diagnostic strategy, we reviewed the literature published within the last 12 years pertaining to the use of radiophosphate bone scintigraphy as well as gallium and indium WBC imaging in the diagnosis of this condition. Based on our findings, we propose an alternative approach to the evaluation of a patient with suspected acute osteomyelitis.

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