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The investigation of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible by 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate radionuclide bone scans

Authors
Journal
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
0266-4356
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0266-4356(90)90076-w
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract The need for a reliable non-invasive investigation in osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible is discussed. The results of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate bone scans using single photon emission tomography, and measuring dynamic uptake in 13 patients are presented. These suggest that sites of osteoradionecrosis may be defined by a paradoxically increased uptake of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate.

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