Publication
Title
Bone SPECT/CT in postoperative spine
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Abstract
Back pain is a common problem and the diagnosis and treatment depend on the clinical presentation, yet overlap between pain syndromes is common. Imaging of patients with chronic back pain in both pre- and postoperative scenarios include radiological, radionuclide, and hybrid techniques. In general, these techniques have their own advantages and limitations. The aim of surgery is to eliminate pathologic segmental motion and accompanying symptoms, especially pain. However, surgical procedures are not without complications and localizing the cause of the pain is often challenging. Radiobisphosphonate bone SPECT/CT is reported to be useful in evaluating benign orthopedic conditions and it often provides valuable information such as accurate localization and characterization of bone abnormalities. In this review, routinely used spinal surgical techniques and procedures are discussed, as well as the acute and delayed complications related to spinal surgery, the role of conventional imaging, and the potential uses of radionuclide bone SPECT/CT to diagnose pseudoarthrosis, cage subsidence, loosening and misalignment, hardware failure, and postoperative infection. (C) 2018 Published by Elsevier Inc.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Seminars in nuclear medicine. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
Philadelphia : W b saunders co-elsevier inc , 2018
ISSN
0001-2998
0001-2998
Volume/pages
48 :5 (2018) , p. 410-424
ISI
000446288700004
Pubmed ID
30193648
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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