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Title: Evaluation of meniscus tears of the knee by radionuclide imaging

Abstract

We compare the accuracy of radionuclide imaging of the knee with Tc99m-pyrophosphate with arthrography for the evaluation of meniscus tears in young athletes with clinically suspected knee injury. All patients had arthroscopy which was used as the standard against which the other two diagnostic procedures were compared. Radionuclide scintigraphy and arthrography were comparable in their ability to detect tears of the medial meniscus. Scintigraphy was superior for the detection of tears of the lateral meniscus and of both menisci.

Authors:
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Research Org.:
Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas
OSTI Identifier:
6915477
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6915477
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Am. J. Sports Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 11:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; BONE JOINTS; INJURIES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; BODY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; SKELETON 550901* -- Pathology-- Tracer Techniques

Citation Formats

Marymont, J.V., Lynch, M.A., and Henning, C.E.. Evaluation of meniscus tears of the knee by radionuclide imaging. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1177/036354658301100609.
Marymont, J.V., Lynch, M.A., & Henning, C.E.. Evaluation of meniscus tears of the knee by radionuclide imaging. United States. doi:10.1177/036354658301100609.
Marymont, J.V., Lynch, M.A., and Henning, C.E.. . "Evaluation of meniscus tears of the knee by radionuclide imaging". United States. doi:10.1177/036354658301100609.
@article{osti_6915477,
title = {Evaluation of meniscus tears of the knee by radionuclide imaging},
author = {Marymont, J.V. and Lynch, M.A. and Henning, C.E.},
abstractNote = {We compare the accuracy of radionuclide imaging of the knee with Tc99m-pyrophosphate with arthrography for the evaluation of meniscus tears in young athletes with clinically suspected knee injury. All patients had arthroscopy which was used as the standard against which the other two diagnostic procedures were compared. Radionuclide scintigraphy and arthrography were comparable in their ability to detect tears of the medial meniscus. Scintigraphy was superior for the detection of tears of the lateral meniscus and of both menisci.},
doi = {10.1177/036354658301100609},
journal = {Am. J. Sports Med.; (United States)},
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volume = 11:6,
place = {United States},
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}