Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head Diagnosed by 99mTc MDP Bone Scan Incorporated with SPECT- A Case Report

Authors

  • Puja Bhattacharjee National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tapati Mandal National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sharmin Quddus National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sharmin Reza National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Saiful Islam National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Kamruzzaman National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Jasmine Ara Haque Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v23i1-2.57710

Keywords:

Avascular necrosis, bone scintigraphy, SPECT-CT.

Abstract

Avascular necrosis (AVN) may be defined as cellular death of bone components due to the lack of blood supply resulting in joint damage and loss of joint function. This condition may arise from a number of causes i.e. both traumatic and non-traumatic. Diagnosis of the disease at an early stage and deliberate management can prevent the unwanted complications like femoral head collapse and severe arthritis and may save the bone. Although diagnosis of AVN is primarily dependent on radiological investigations, the incremental value and vital role of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) over planar bone scintigraphy permits more accurate localization of lesions and provide pertinent information to recognize the disease at initial stage for better management. We present a case of unexplained low back pain in a young woman who was diagnosed as having avascular necrosis of both femoral heads by 99mTc-MDP bone scan incorporated with SPECT

Bangladesh J. Nuclear Med. 23(1&2): 55-58, 2020

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Published

2022-05-04

How to Cite

Bhattacharjee, P. ., Mandal, T., Quddus, S. ., Reza, S., Islam, S. ., Kamruzzaman, M., & Haque, J. A. . (2022). Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head Diagnosed by 99mTc MDP Bone Scan Incorporated with SPECT- A Case Report. Bangladesh Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 23(1-2), 55–58. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v23i1-2.57710

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