Bone Imaging with SPECT-CT

  • Torsten Kuwert


In 2004, skeletal scintigraphy was the most frequently performed nuclear medical in vivo examination in Europe and can thus also be considered the most frequently performed procedure worldwide. The quantification of bone metabolism was also among the first applications of tracers in biology. The Letter to Nature published in 1935 by George de Hevesy, which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1943, described the use of radioactive strontium to investigate bone metabolism in rats.


Tracer Uptake Osseous Metastasis Teaching Point Multislice Spiral Computerize Tomography Navicular Bone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Kuwert
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  1. 1.Clinic of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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