Skeletal nuclear medicine

Joseph S. Fotos, Michael Goldenberg, Mark Tulchinsky

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Bone scan or bone scintigraphy (BS) is among the earliest diagnostic applications in nuclear medicine imaging that remains useful today. Current bone-seeking radiotracers can be divided into those emitting gamma rays (imaged with gamma cameras) and those emitting positrons (imaged with PET/CT). Bone scanning can be useful in many clinical scenarios including trauma, infection, arthritis, and osseous metastatic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiology Fundamentals: Introduction to Imaging & Technology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030221737
ISBN (Print)9783030221720
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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