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Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases

Including Gamma Correction Interpretation

Bahk, Yong-Whee

4th ed. 2013, XXIII, 615 p. 800 illus.

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  • New, updated and revised edition that covers important additional topics
  • Examines in detail the novel diagnostic use of gamma correction pinhole bone scan in a broad spectrum of skeletal disorders
  • Side by side presentation of state of the art scans and corroborative CT, MRI, and/or ultrasound images

In this fourth edition of Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases, the text has been thoroughly amended, updated, and partially rearranged to reflect the latest advances. In addition to discussing the role of pinhole imaging in the range of disorders previously covered, the new edition pays detailed attention to the novel diagnostic use of gamma correction pinhole bone scan in a broad spectrum of skeletal disorders, including physical, traumatic, and sports injuries, infectious and non-infectious bone diseases, benign and malignant bone tumors, and soft tissue diseases. A large number of state of the art pinhole scans and corroborative CT, MRI, and/or ultrasound images are presented side by side. The book has been enlarged to encompass various new topics, including occult fractures; cervical sprain and whiplash trauma; bone marrow edema; microfractures of trabeculae; evident, gaping, and stress fractures; and differential diagnosis. This new edition will be essential reading for practitioners and researchers in not only nuclear medicine but also radiology, orthopedic surgery, and pathology.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Benign and malignant bone tumors - Gamma correction pinhole bone scan - Infectious and non-infectious bone diseases - Pinhole imaging - Skeletal disorders

Related subjects » Nuclear Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Orthopedics - Radiology - Rheumatology

Table of contents 

Introduction and fundamentals of pinhole scintigraphy.- Dual-head planar pinhole scan, pinhole SPECT, and gamma correction pinhole scan of the bone.- Clinical applications.- Normal pinhole scintigraphic anatomy of bones and joints.- Normal variants and artifacts.- Infective and inflammatory diseases of the bone.- Noninfective osteitides.- Diseases of joints and soft-tissue infections.- Degenerative joint diseases.- Rheumatoid arthritis.- Seronegative spondyloarthropathies.- Other rheumatic osteoarthropathies and soft-tissue rheumatism syndromes.- Osteochondroses and related diseases.- Vascular bone disorders.- Metabolic bone diseases and drug-induced osteoporosis.- Traumatic, surgical, and sports injuries of the skeleton.- Malignant tumors of the bone.- Benign tumors and tumorous conditions of the bone.- Soft-tissue tumors and tumor-like conditions.- Otorhinological disorders.- PET-CT in bone and joint diseases.- A genetic consideration of skeletal disorders.- Gamma correction pinhole bone scan diagnosis.- Appendix: Basic physics of pinhole scintigraphy.

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