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Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Lower Leg Injuries

  • Wouter Broos
  • Felix Mottaghy
  • Boudewijn BransEmail author

Abstract

This chapter deals with sports injuries of the lower leg that have been addressed with nuclear medicine imaging techniques. Medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures of the lower leg, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, and miscellaneous conditions showing abnormalities on scintigraphy are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the position of the nuclear imaging technique in the diagnostic workup, as well as interpretative criteria of scintigraphies, including SPECT/CT.

Keywords

Stress Fracture Bone Scintigraphy Ankle Sprain Interosseous Membrane Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome 
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Abbreviations

CECS

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome

CT

Computerized tomography

ICP

Intramuscular compartment pressure

MBq

Mega Becquerel

min.

Minutes

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

MTSS

Medial tibial stress syndrome

p.i.

Post injection

SPECT

Single-photon emission computerized tomography

Tc

Technetium

Th

Thallium

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineMaastricht University Medical CentreMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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