Bone - SPECT and Planar

Bone scanning is a well established technique, and is one of the most reliable, sensitive and valuable procedures in scintigraphy. These scans can detect abnormalities weeks to months before routine skeletal x-rays. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is an imaging modality that combines conventional scintigraphic and computed tomographic (CT) methods.

 

Indications

Sports Injuries - Stress fracture/shin splints


Evaluation of Bone Pain


Detection, evaluation and staging of skeletal metastases and/or primary bone disease


Early diagnosis of osteomyelitis (osteomyelitis v cellulitis)


Localisation and follow up of Paget's disease


Evaluation of hip and knee prostheses

Detection of AVN


Confirmation and evaluation of non-accidental injury in children


Bones in hands and feet (scaphoid)