The role of computed tomography and radionuclide scintigraphy in the localization of osteomyelitis in flat bones

Ramiro J. Hernandez*, James J. Conway, Andrew K. Poznanski, Mihran O. Tachdjian, Luciano S. Dias, Armen S. Kelikian

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Abstract

The combined use of radionuclide scintigraphy and computed tomography is recommended for evaluating children with laboratory and clinical data suggestive of flat bone osteomyelitis despite normal conventional radiographs. In addition, computed tomography may be helpful in the presence of abnormal radiographs in determining the exact location of the focus of osteomyelitis and the most suitable route for appropriate drainage or to obtain culture material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Flat bones
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radionuclide scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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