Normal Pinhole Scintigraphic Anatomy of Bone and Joint

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Abstract

Pinhole bone scintigraphy can portray the anatomy of the skeletal system in much greater detail than ordinary planar scintigraphy. Its level of resolution in practice has been shown to be reasonably comparable to that of radiography as far as gross topography is concerned. This chapter systematically describes normal pinhole scintigraphic anatomy. It will be seen that the pinhole scan approach substantially enhances the recognition of anatomy compared to the conventional scan approach (Flanagan and Maisey 1985; Merrick 1987).

Keywords

Tracer Uptake Radial Head Sacroiliac Joint Acromioclavicular Joint Atlantoaxial Joint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Depart. of Nuclear Med. and RadiologySun Ae General HospitalSeoulKorea, Republic of
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulKorea

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