Fig.2: Sagittal reformatted CT image reveals a burst fracture involving T12, corresponding with findings on bone scan.
Tc-99m MDP Bone Scan & Osteoporosis
- Bone scan may be helpful in symptomatic osteoporotic patients for identification of cause of back pain
- Negative bone scan rules out a recently occurred osteoporotic fracture
- Positive bone scan (hot spot) mandates further investigation to differentiate between degenerative change, fracture and malignancy
- Linear uptake (like in our case) usually indicates acute/subacute fracture.
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