Patterns of bone tracer uptake on SPECT-CT in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with primary total hip arthroplasty

Thierry Schweizer, Filippo-Franco Schiapparelli, Niccolo Rotigliano, Helmut Rasch, Felix Amsler, Michael T. Hirschmann
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, September 2017, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00259-017-3827-9

How does SPECT/CT look like in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients after THA?

Why is it important?

A better understanding of bone tracer uptake pattern will enhance the clinical value of SPECT/CT in patients after total hip arthroplasty. It is important to safely differentiate between symptomatic and asymptomatic patterns of bone tracer uptake, This study helps to better understand typical BTU pattern in patients after THA.


Dr Michael Tobias Hirschmann (Author)
Kantonsspital Baselland

Based on this findings diagnostics using SPECT/CT will become easier to read for the radiologist and nuclear physician.

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