Infective and Infl ammatory Diseases of Bone

Chapter

Abstract

Bone infections and inflammations are among the most common and important indications for bone scintigraphy, the sensitivity of which has been firmly established (Duszynski et al. 1975; Gilday et al. 1975). Etiologically, the offending organisms are diverse, and the causes of nonspecific osteitides are obscure except for X- or γ-irradiation in radiation osteitis. For a scintigraphic description, bone infections may be categorized according to the site of initial affliction. Thus, pyogenic infection in bone marrow is termed osteomyelitis, and infections of the cortex, periosteum, and soft tissues are referred to, respectively, as infective osteitis or abscess, infective periostitis, and soft-tissue abscess. More often than not the three types of bone infection as well as soft-tissue infection become concurrent if the initial event is not brought under prompt control.

Keywords

Tracer Uptake Chronic Osteomyelitis Bone Infection Tarsal Bone Intense Uptake 
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  1. 1.Depart. of Nuclear Med. and RadiologySun Ae General HospitalSeoulKorea, Republic of

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