Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
By: Yong W. Bahk
This text is intended to emphasize the value of pinhole scintigraphy in diagnosing nearly the entire spectrum of bone and joint diseases. Pinhole scintigraphy discloses anatomic and pathologic as well as chemical alterations in greater detail, permitting analytical interpretation and raising the sensitivity as well. Infections, non-specific bone inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, rheumatic disorders, metabolic and endocrine bone diseases, trauma and both primary tumours and metastasis can be effectively and specifically examined. By improving sensitivity, many false negative readings can be avoided in early bone metastasis, synovitis, anthesopathies, bone contusions and other conditions.