Osteomyelitis is a difficult clinical diagnosis to make since there is always accompanying overlying cellulitis. Bone radiographs are useful in complementing the physical examination; however, the radiographic findings of osteomyelitis are similar to changes produced by many primary and secondary bone neoplasms, making the radiographic diagnosis difficult at times. The newer imaging modalities such as bone scan, gallium scan, and computerized tomography (CT) have been very useful in augmenting the plain-film findings.
KeywordsPermeability Osteoporosis Anemia Radionuclide Gallium
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