Technetium-99m-HDP uptake characteristics in equine fractures: a retrospective study

Scheidegger, E; Geissbühlerl, U; Doherr, M G; Lang, J (2006). Technetium-99m-HDP uptake characteristics in equine fractures: a retrospective study. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 148(10), pp. 569-75. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281.148.10.569

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Bone scintigraphy is a very sensitive diagnostic tool to detect elevated bone metabolism. In cases of fractures and fissure fractures, the radiopharmaceutical uptake in the bone is said to be increased within a few hours after the injury. In this retrospective study, the scintigraphic uptake characteristics at the fracture site of 36 horses with radiographically confirmed fractures or fissure fractures were evaluated. Uptake ratios between the fracture region and adjacent normal bone or soft tissue activity respectively were calculated and compared to different anamnestic and radiographic data. The overall sensitivity of bone scintigraphy was 94.4% (34 positive cases out of 36). In the 36 horses, no correlation between the age of the fracture and the radiopharmaceutical uptake was found. However, there seems to be a lack of sensitivity in early detection of equine pelvic fractures when a standing bone scintigraphy examination protocol is used.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research

UniBE Contributor:

Doherr, Marcus and Lang, Johann

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 11:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281.148.10.569

PubMed ID:

17076465

Web of Science ID:

000242984600006

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18621 (FactScience: 822)

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