Skeletal Trauma

  • L. P. Connolly
  • S. T. Treves


Owing to its high sensitivity for detecting skeletal injury, skeletal scintigraphy is a valuable tool for evaluating traumatic conditions. This chapter addresses applications of skeletal scintigraphy for assessing skeletal injuries during childhood and adolescence: injuries associated with skeletal stress, injuries associated with learning to walk upright, and injuries associated with child abuse.


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Child Abuse Stress Fracture Slip Capital Femoral Epiphysis Stress Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Connolly
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. T. Treves
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear MedicineChildren’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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