(99m)Tc-pyrophosphate bone imaging in osteopoikilosis, osteopathia striata, and melorheostosis

M. P. Whyte, W. A. Murphy, B. A. Siegel

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Abstract

Technetium-99m pyrophosphate bone images were contrasted with radiographic findings in two patients with osteopoikilosis, one with osteopathia striata, and one with melorheostosis. Despite the striking radiographic findings, scans were normal in osteopoikilosis and osteopathia striata. In melorheostosis, focal increased radiopharmaceutical accumulation appeared in each radiographically abnormal area. Technetium-99m pyrophosphate bone imaging should prove helpful when superimposed osseous disease must be differentiated from osteopoikilosis, osteopathia striata, or melorheostosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-443
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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