Applications and Limitations of Quantitative Sacroiliac Joint Scintigraphy

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Evaluation of sacroiliac joint pathology by quantitative analysis of radionuclide bone scanning has been advocated as a useful technique. We nave examined this technique in 61 patients and controls. The procedure was useful in detecting early sacroiliitis but was of limited value in patients with advanced sacroiliac joint findings radiographically. False positive values were found in patients with metabolic bone disease or structural abnormalities in the low back. Normative data must be determined for each laboratory.

Article History

Received: Mar 7 1978
Accepted: Apr 11 1978
Revision requested: Apr 11 1978
Revision received: May 23 1978
Published in print: Sept 1978