Infection Imaging Using SPECT-CT

  • Onelio Geatti
  • Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans
  • Fernando Di Gregorio
  • Elena Lazzeri
  • Alberto Signore


The clinical use of radiolabelled white blood cells (WBC) is of invaluable importance for the diagnosis and follow-up of many diseases and for research purposes. In the field of inflammation and infection imaging, radiolabelled white blood cell scintigraphy (WBC-S) is the gold standard technique for infection detection [1–4]. The body of evidence accumulated so far about the use of WBC-S all over the world makes this technique the method of choice, and it will be the standard technique for many years to come. Over the past 30 years, there has been phenomenal growth in the use of this technique to satisfy clinical demands.


Infective Endocarditis Early Image Prosthetic Joint Infection Knee Prosthesis Scintigraphy Finding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Onelio Geatti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans
    • 3
  • Fernando Di Gregorio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elena Lazzeri
    • 4
  • Alberto Signore
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.U.O. Medicina NucleareAzienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria della Misericordia di UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.Nuclear MedicineUniversity HospitalUdineItaly
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular ImagingUniversity Medical Center GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.U.O. Medicina NucleareAzienda Ospedialiero-Universitaria PisanaPisaItaly
  5. 5.Nuclear Medicine, 2nd Faculty of MedicineUniversità Sapienza di RomaRomaItaly
  6. 6.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular ImagingUniversity Medical Center Groningen, University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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