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The futility of bone scanning in neonatal osteomyelitis: concise communication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7373411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-one neonates suspected of having acute osteomyelitis were studied by technetium-99m phosphate radiopharmaceuticals. Of the ten infants subsequently proven to have osteomyelitis involving 20 sites in all, only sis sites (31.5%) were abnormal by bone imaging. Fifty-eight percent were normal and 10.5% equivocal. These poor results are contrary to the high accuracy rate achieved in slightly older infants; they negate the ability of the bone scan to diagnose neonatal osteomyelitis.
J M Ash; D L Gilday
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Bone and Bones / radionuclide imaging*
Diphosphonates / diagnostic use
False Negative Reactions
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / radionuclide imaging*
Osteomyelitis / radionuclide imaging*
Polyphosphates / diagnostic use
Retrospective Studies
Technetium / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diphosphonates; 0/Polyphosphates; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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