Problems in the scintigraphic detection of osteomyelitis in children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

99mTc-pyrophosphate studies in 21 children with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis were compared with radiographic, clinical and surgical findings. Eleven 99mTc studies revealed obvious abnormalities, four showed subtle abnormalities, two were misleading, and four were normal. No consistent explanation for the lack of positive radionuclide findings was found. We concluded that pediatric osteomyelitis presents a spectrum of scintigraphic appearances and interpretation is often difficult.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sullivan, DC; Rosenfield, NS; Ogden, J; Gottschalk, A

Published Date

  • June 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 731 - 736

PubMed ID

  • 7384463

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.135.3.7384463


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States