General Gamma Correction Pinhole Bone Scan Diagnosis

  • Yong-Whee BahkEmail author


Gamma correction pinhole bone scan is a recently developed image processing algorithm that can efficiently extract fine pathoanatomical changes in a large number of bone diseases with bland uptake of 99mTc-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (HDP) (Bahk et al., Skeletal Radiol 39:807–813, 2010; Bahk et al., Nucl Med Mol Imaging 45:21–29, 2011). This chapter discusses extended application of gamma correction pinhole scan to the diagnosis of various fractures, cervical sprain, whiplash injury, edema bone diseases, osteoporosis, avascular osteonecrosis, fish vertebra, noninfective osteitides, osteomyelitis, benign and malignant bone tumors, and tumorous diseases of bone.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and RadiologySun Ae General HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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