MUSCULOSKELETAL SPECT-CT: A PICTORIAL REVIEW

Authors

  • Saima Riaz Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital and Research Centre, Lahore

Abstract

SPECT-CT being a hybrid imaging scanner provides molecular and anatomical imaging in one go as a one stop shop. The addition of correlative CT scan to the planar skeletal scintigraphy gives better localization of the lesion, its characterization and attenuation correction as well. We present a brief overview of our institutional experience with hybrid SPECT-CT, as an adjunct to planar skeletal scintigraphy. SPECT-CT imaging improves the diagnostic yield and specificity of planar skeletal scintigraphy.Keywords: Bone scan, planar skeletal scintigraphy, hybrid, SPECT-CT, equivocal bone lesions

Author Biography

Saima Riaz, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital and Research Centre, Lahore

Fellow PET/Nuclear Medicine

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Published

2016-06-01