By Yong-Whee Bahk MD, PhD (auth.)
The 3rd variation of mixed Scintigraphic and Radiographic analysis of Bone and Joint ailments has been comprehensively rewritten and rearranged. as well as the bone and joint illnesses defined within the prior versions, it now encompasses hitherto unpublished novel functions of pinhole scanning to the prognosis of a broader spectrum of skeletal problems than ever earlier than, together with these of the gentle tissues.
A huge variety of state of the art scans and corroboratory radiograms acquired utilizing CT, MRI and/or sonography are awarded facet by way of part. The publication has been significantly multiplied to debate 5 new subject matters: general versions and Artifacts, Drug-Induced Osteoporosis, Soft-Tissue Tumors and Tumor-like stipulations, PET/CT in Bone and Joint illnesses and A Genetic attention of Skeletal issues.
Topical chapters on rheumatic skeletal issues, malignant tumors of bone, benign tumors of bone and hectic illnesses have additionally been completely rewritten and are complemented by means of the addition of a few ninety lately got cases.
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9A) or radiography (Fig. 9C). In addition, the talar neck compression and secondary osteoarthrosis in the crural and subtalar joints were appreciated. In acute rheumatoid arthritis, pinhole SPECT is able to depict diffuse and intense uptake in the synoviosubchondral bones of small intercommunicating articular compartments in the ankle (Fig. 10A). Interestingly, pinhole SPECT is able to depict the tendosubtalar connection sign, a specific radiographic sign of acute rheumatoid arthritis revealed by contrast synovioarthrography (Hug and Dixon 1977).
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The resolution of pinhole SPECT is almost the same as that of CT. Practically, pinhole SPECT can portray most major anatomical landmarks, for example, in the ankle and hindfoot, including fine structures such as physiologically fortified trabeculae in the weight-bearing axes of the talus and calcaneus, the sites of tendinous and ligamentous insertion, and intertarsal and tarsometatarsal articulations (Fig. 8). It can also show characteristic pathological changes in various diseases as presented in Chap.