The importance of scintimetry in the differential diagnosis of roentgenological areas of increased "translucence" in the skeleton of children

Benz, G.; Georgi, P.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 130(4): 465-469


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 155603
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1231310
Accession: 068522640

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A random selection of lesions representing osteolytic bone processes was evaluated with the "region-of-interest" technique in order to determine whether scintimetry can be helpful in the differential diagnosis of such processes in children. Bone tumours with structural densification, as well as osteomyelitides, were reviewed for comparative purposes. It was found that scintigraphy of the skeleton, while supplying additional and clinically quite interesting information, does not make any substantial contribution to the differential diagnostic clarification of roentgenological translucence in the skeleton of children.