Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Thoracic Sports Injuries

  • K. P. KoopmansEmail author


Nuclear medicine imaging of the thorax may be helpful to the clinician to assess sports-related trauma. For this purpose bone scintigraphy, in combination with a SPECT-CT, can help the physician examine bone injuries with a high sensitivity such as fractures, stress fractures, and bone bruise. A new technique which needs further investigation is the use of sodium fluoride (NaF) PET scanning.

Thus far, lung scintigraphy has not been proven to be of use in assessing sports-related injuries to the lungs.


Stress Fracture Bone Scintigraphy Blunt Chest Trauma Bone Bruise Sternal Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineMartini Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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