Detection of osteomyelitis in the neuropathic foot: Nuclear medicine, MRI, and conventional radiography

Brain T. Lipman, B. David Collier, Guillermo F. Carrera, Michael E. Timins, Scott J. Erickson, Jeffrey E. Johnson, James R. Mitchell, Raymond G. Hoffman, William A. Finger, Arthur Z. Krasnow, Robert S. Hellman

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Abstract

The diagnostic efficacy of (1) combined three-phase bone scintigraphy and In-111 labeled WBC scintigraphy (Bone/WBC), (2) MRI, and (3) conventional radiography in detecting osteomyelitis of the neuropathic foot was compared. Conventional radiography was comparable to MRI for detection of osteomyelitis. MRI best depicted the presence of osteomyelitis in the forefoot. Particularly in the setting of Charcot joints, Bone/WBC was more specific than conventional radiography or MRI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 19 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Foot
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Osteomyelitis

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