Skeletal Scintigraphy in Pediatric Sports Medicine Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: Athletes can have pain derived from fractures or alternate pathology. Skeletal scintigraphy may detect abnormalities before anatomic imaging and provides a practical tool for whole-body imaging. However, study interpretation in children can be challenging. This pictorial essay describes a technique for pediatric skeletal scintigraphy and reviews findings commonly encountered in athletes. CONCLUSION: Skeletal scintigraphy complements anatomic findings in pediatric athletes. Familiarity with imaging technique and study interpretation can improve diagnosis.

publication date

  • November 2010