By Yong-Whee Bahk
In this fourth version of Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic prognosis of Bone and Joint Diseases, the textual content has been completely amended, up-to-date, and in part rearranged to mirror the newest advances. as well as discussing the function of pinhole imaging within the variety of issues formerly coated, the recent variation will pay precise realization to the unconventional diagnostic use of gamma correction pinhole bone test in a vast spectrum of skeletal problems. a number of state-of-the-art pinhole scans and corroborative CT, MRI, and/or ultrasound pictures are awarded part via aspect. The ebook has been enlarged to surround quite a few new subject matters, together with occult fractures; cervical sprain and whiplash trauma; bone marrow edema; microfractures of trabeculae; obvious, gaping, and pressure fractures; gentle tissue ailments; and differential analysis. This new version should be crucial interpreting for practitioners and researchers in nuclear drugs, radiology, orthopedic surgical procedure, and pathology.
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7 Rationale and Techniques of Pinhole Scintigraphy 11 Fig. 8 Sagittal pinhole SPECT scans (A,C,E) and CT scans (B,D,F) of normal ankle and hindfoot. Note how well the resolution of the two modes compares. The slices were obtained continuously from the medial to lateral aspects of the ankle in both SPECT and CT scans. 4 mm. as Articular surface, atjj anterior tibiofibular joint, atfl anterior talofibular ligament, bt bone trabeculae, condensed, c calcaneus, C1,2 first, second cuneiform, ccj calcaneocuboid joint, ch calcanean hollow, cl cervical ligament, cmj2 second cuneometatarsal joint, cnj1,2 first, second cuneonavicular joint, cs calcane an sulcus, ct calcanean tendon, cu cuboid, dl deltoid ligament, iol interosseous ligament, lm lateral malleolus, lus lateral undersurface, m2 second metatarsal, mas medial articular surface, mm medial malleolus, mus medial undersurface, n navicular, pl plantar ligament, ps posterior surface, pt peroneal tendon, ptfj posterior tibiofibular joint, st sustentaculum tali, stj subtalar joint, t talus, tfj talofibular joint, tncj talonaviculocuneiform joint, tnj talonavicular joint, tnl talonavicular ligament, trs trochlear surface, ttj tibiotalar joint (from Bahk et al.
17). 1 Abnormal Bone Scan References Scintigraphic manifestations of bone and joint diseases can be described from four different viewpoints: the morphology and number, the mode of tracer uptake, the tracer distribution pattern, and the vascularity and blood-pool pattern as revealed by nuclear angiography. More specifically, morphological changes can be expressed in terms of size, shape, contour, position, and texture; the number(s) may be solitary, multiple, or innumerable; the tracer uptake and vascularity may be increased, unaltered, or decreased; the uptake mode can be spotty, segmental, patchy, or diffuse or any combination thereof; and the distribution may be localized, diffuse, symmetrical, or otherwise.
In most cases, such a difference between image sizes is not problematic. 2). 2 Pinhole Single‑Photon Emission Computed Tomography of Bone clarity of bone tracer metabolic profile and, hence, the diagnostic efficacy of bone scintigraphy. For example, important anatomical landmarks can be portrayed on a pair of anterior and posterior scans of the hip. 1B). 2). 3B). 2). Pathological changes are also three‑dimensionally viewed and analyzed with remarkably improved detail and accuracy. 4A,B). 4C). 4A-C Paired dual‑head pinhole scans of the left ankle with acute pyogenic synovitis.