The Evolution of Nuclear Medicine and the Musculoskeletal System

Christopher J. Palestro, Charito Love, Robert Schneider

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Abstract

This article reviews the evolution of nuclear medicine in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system over the past hundred years, from autoradiography and Geiger counters and rectilinear scanners to sophisticated imaging devices that provide both functional and morphological information. Initially synonymous with bone scanning, radionuclide evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders now includes gallium, labeled leukocytes, FDG, and fluourine-18, indications and applications of which are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-532
Number of pages28
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Musculoskeletal System
Nuclear Medicine
Radiometry
Gallium
Autoradiography
Radioisotopes
Leukocytes
Bone and Bones
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Bone scanning
  • FDG-PET
  • Gallium
  • Labeled leukocytes
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Trauma
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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The Evolution of Nuclear Medicine and the Musculoskeletal System. / Palestro, Christopher J.; Love, Charito; Schneider, Robert.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 47, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 505-532.

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Palestro, Christopher J. ; Love, Charito ; Schneider, Robert. / The Evolution of Nuclear Medicine and the Musculoskeletal System. In: Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2009 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 505-532.
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