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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: } Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2]

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Radionuclide bone scanning may be done, but findings are not specific for Pott's disease.[1]

Other Imaging Tests

Radionucleotide bone scan can be performed in patients with chronic back pain to differentiate from metastasis. Bone scan in spinal tuberculosis shows areas of low uptake due to the fragmentation of the bone elements and avascularity of the bone fragments.[2]

References

  1. Bassetti M, Merelli M, Di Gregorio F, Della Siega P, Screm M, Scarparo C; et al. (2017). "Higher fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) uptake in tuberculous compared to bacterial spondylodiscitis". Skeletal Radiol. doi:10.1007/s00256-017-2615-8. PMID 28299432.
  2. Pandit HG, Sonsale PD, Shikare SS, Bhojraj SY (1999). "Bone scintigraphy in tuberculous spondylodiscitis". Eur Spine J. 8 (3): 205–9. PMC 3611159. PMID 10413346.



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