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Titre du document / Document title

Skeletal Scintigraphy and SPECT/CT in Orthopedic Imaging = Knochenszintigrafie und SPECT/CT bei orthopädischen Fragestellungen

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

Klaeser B. (1) ; Walter M. ; Krause T. ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Universitätsklinik für Nuklearmedizin, Inselspital Bern, Schweiz

Résumé / Abstract

Multi-modality imaging with SPECT-CT in orthopaedics combines the excellent sensitivity of scintigraphy with the morphological information of CT as a key for specific interpretation of findings in bone scans. The result is an imaging modality with the clear potential to prove of value even in a competitive setting dominated by MRI, and to significantly add to diagnostic imaging in orthopaedics. SPECT-CT is of great value in the diagnostic evaluation after fractures, and - in contrast to MRI - it is well suited for imaging in patients with osteosyntheses and metallic implants. In sports medicine, SPECT-CT allows for a sensitive and specific detection of osseous stress reactions before morphological changes become detectable by CT or MRI. In patients with osseous pain syndromes, actively evolving degenerative changes as a cause of pain can be identified and accurately localized. Further, particularly prospective diagnostic studies providing comparative data are needed to strengthen the position of nuclear imaging in orthopaedics and sports medicine and to help implementing SPECT/CT in diagnostic algorithms.

Revue / Journal Title

Der Nuklearmediziner    ISSN  1439-5800 

Source / Source

2011, vol. 34, no01, pp. 28-34 [7 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Revue : Multilingue

Editeur / Publisher

Thieme, Stuttgart, ALLEMAGNE  (2002) (Revue)

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

skeletal scintigraphy


bone scan






sports medicine


Localisation / Location


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