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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1975|
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