Experience with 99(m)Tc diphosphonate in studying vascularity of the femoral head

R. D. D'Ambrosia, R. S. Riggins, R. C. Stadalnik, Gerald L Denardo

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Abstract

The preliminary data on 12 cases seem to confirm that 99Tc(m) diphosphonate like 18F is an indicator of blood flow to bone. It appears to be a simple, inexpensive reliable method for assessing blood flow to the femoral head. With the accumulation of more data and experience, preoperative scintigraphy of the femoral head may become a valuable tool in deciding the appropriate form of treatment in patients having fractures of the femoral neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-523
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Forum
VolumeVol. 26
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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