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Title: Bone scan appearances following bone and bone marrow biopsy

Bone marrow and bone biopsies are performed not infrequently in patients referred for bone scans and represent a potential cause of a ''false positive'' focal abnormality on the bone scan. The authors have therefore examined the scan appearances in a series of patients who had undergone either sternal marrow biopsy, (Salah needle, diameter 1.2 mm) trephine iliac crest marrow biopsy (Jamshidi 11 gauge needle, diameter 3.5 mm) or a transiliac bone biopsy (needle diameter 8 mm). Of 18 patients studied 1 to 45 days after sternal marrow 17 had normal scan appearances at the biopsy site and 1 had a possible abnormality. None of 9 patients studied 4 to 19 days after trephine iliac crest marrow biopsy had a hot spot at the biopsy site. A focal scan abnormality was present at the biopsy site in 9/11 patients studied 5 to 59 days after a trans iliac bone biopsy. No resultant scan abnormality was seen in 4 patients imaged within 3 days of the bone biopsy or in 3 patients imaged 79 to 138 days after the procedure. Bone marrow biopsy of the sternum or iliac crest does not usually cause bone scan abnormalities. A focal abnormality at the biopsymore » site is common in patients imaged 5 days to 2 months after bone biopsy. The gauge of the needle employed in the biopsy and thus the degree of bone trauma inflicted, is likely to be main factor determining the appearance of bone scan abnormalities at the biopsy site.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6778219
Report Number(s):
CONF-840619-
Journal ID: CODEN: JNMEA
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 25:5; Conference: 31. annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 5 Jun 1984
Research Org:
Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; BONE MARROW; BIOPSY; IMAGE PROCESSING; INJURIES; PATIENTS; ANIMAL TISSUES; BODY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM; ORGANS; PROCESSING; TISSUES 550900* -- Pathology