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Musculoskeletal System

  • Jeffrey Bisker

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Musculoskeletal System Giant Cell Tumor Sensitive Means Bone Survey Computerize Tomography Reference 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Bisker
    • 1
  1. 1.Humana Hospital-UniversityUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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