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Title: False-positive indium-111 labeled leukocyte scintigram in a patient with a painful hip prosthesis

A Tronzo hip prosthesis is designed to elicit an inflammatory reaction in order to promote prosthesis stability. A three-phased bone scan and Ga-67 imaging in conjunction with physical examination and laboratory findings failed to demonstrate evidence for osteomyelitis in a patient with a painful hip prosthesis, in whom images obtained with In-111-labeled leukocytes were positive. This observation demonstrated that the interpretation of the latter technique in demonstrating inflammation can cause a false impression of an infectious process.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5844249
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 1
Research Org:
Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BONE JOINTS; SCINTISCANNING; FEMUR; GALLIUM 67; GRAFTS; INDIUM 111; INFLAMMATION; LEUKOCYTES; OSTEOMYELITIS; PAIN; PATIENTS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BLOOD; BLOOD CELLS; BODY; BODY FLUIDS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; GALLIUM ISOTOPES; INDIUM ISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SKELETAL DISEASES; SKELETON; SYMPTOMS; TRANSPLANTS 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics