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Stress Fracture Bone Scan

Aka: Stress Fracture Bone Scan
  1. Indication
    1. Stress Fracture suspected
  2. Advantages
    1. Low cost
    2. High Test Sensitivity
  3. Disadvantages
    1. More radiation exposure than XRay
    2. False postiives with Osteomyelitis, bone growths
  4. Epidemiology
    1. Sensitivity: 100%
      1. False negative case reports exist
    2. Specificity: Poor
  5. Course
    1. Bone scan remains abnormal months after healing
  6. References
    1. Ishibashi (2002) Clin J Sports Med 12(2): 79-84 [PubMed]

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