[SPECT/CT diagnostics for skeletal infections]

Klaeser, B; Spanjol, M; Krause, T (2012). [SPECT/CT diagnostics for skeletal infections]. Radiologe, 52(7), pp. 615-20. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00117-011-2272-1

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CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Skeletal infections are often a diagnostic and clinical challenge. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Nuclear imaging modalities used in the diagnostic workup of acute and chronic skeletal infections include three-phase bone scintigraphy and scintigraphy with labelled leucocytes. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: The introduction of hybrid technologies, such as single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) has dramatically changed nuclear medical imaging of infections. PERFORMANCE: In general SPECT/CT leads to a considerably more accurate diagnosis than planar or SPECT imaging. ACHIEVEMENTS: Given the integrated acquisition of metabolic, functional and morphological information, SPECT/CT has increased in particular the specificity of three-phase skeletal scanning and scintigraphy with labeled leucocytes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Clinic of Nuclear Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Klaeser, Bernd

ISSN:

0033-832X

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:35

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 11:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00117-011-2272-1

PubMed ID:

22801789

Web of Science ID:

000306485800004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.14256

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14256 (FactScience: 221130)

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