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Title: Role of nuclear medicine bone scans in evaluating pain in athletic injuries

The utilization of nuclear medicine bone scanning examinations early in the diagnostic process allows physicians to render prompt and correct treatment in urgent or difficult athletic cases. Bone scanning should be performed for athletic injuries whenever (1) x-rays are normal but bone or joint pain persists; (2) x-rays are positive but it cannot be determined if the findings are acute or chronic; (3) soft-tissue injuries present and x-rays are not useful; and (4) bone pain or joint impairment present without a history of trauma.89 references.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6255327
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clin. Sports Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 6:4
Research Org:
Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; SKELETAL DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; SKELETON; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; PAIN; REVIEWS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; X RADIATION; BODY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; IONIZING RADIATIONS; ISOTOPES; ORGANS; RADIATIONS; SYMPTOMS 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics