Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 9, pp 1201–1207 | Cite as

SPECT/CT in patients with painful knee arthroplasty—what is the evidence?

  • Michael T. Hirschmann
  • Johann Henckel
  • Helmut Rasch
Review Article


SPECT/CT is increasingly recognized as a promising imaging modality for the investigation of patients with a painful knee after knee arthroplasty. In this review article, we give an overview of the clinical value and current and future applications of SPECT/CT for patients with knee pain following joint arthroplasty. A detailed evidence-based literature review is performed and presented.


Knee SPECT/CT SPECT CT Total knee arthroplasty Replacement Review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael T. Hirschmann
    • 1
  • Johann Henckel
    • 2
  • Helmut Rasch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatologyKantonsspital Baselland-BruderholzBruderholzSwitzerland
  2. 2.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Institute for Radiology and Nuclear MedicineKantonsspital Baselland-BruderholzBruderholzSwitzerland

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