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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 74-76

Inguinal infection mimicking infected hip prosthesis: A case report

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Delhi, India

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Ravi Kashyap
Department of Nuclear Medicine, INMAS, Brig. S. K. Mazumdar Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054
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Planar imaging is usually undertaken to sample whole body or specific area of interest to ascertain radiotracer accumulation. Presence of any other pathology near the area of interest may produce a wrong interpretation in a planar image. To overcome this problem, tomographic imaging using SPECT is useful. We present a case where SPECT imaging helped in localizing the site of infection in an 80-year male patient with right hip prosthesis undergoing 99mTc-Ciprofloxacin (Diagnobact) imaging for ruling out infected prosthesis.

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