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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-26

Tc99m MDP Bone Scan in Low Backache - is SPECT Necessary?

Department of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Anish Bhattacharya
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012
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Bone scintigraphy is routinely performed to identify bone and joint abnormalities in patients with low back pain.Urinary contamination by radiotracer excreted through the renal route may complicate scan interpretation, especially when localized to the symptomatic anatomical region. We present such a case where urinary contamination simulating a bony abnormality on the planar image was clearly identified only on SPECT.

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