Thesis

113 SPECT/CT in post-operative hand and wrist pain available [49]. Nevertheless, imaging experience with SPECT/CT in other anatomic regions like the foot can be extrapolated to the wrist. Since there is no significant bone marrow uptake in the wrist bones specific infection tracers with SPECT/CT can be used efficiently to detect bone or soft tissue infections in this area (Figure 10). FIGURE 10 Forty-one-year-old male patient with Staphylococcus aureus infection after scapholunar ligament repair. Antigranulocyte planar scintigraphy (A) shows increased uptake in the wrist (arrow). CT (C) shows severe destruction of the carpal bones (arrow) with increased uptake (arrow) in the fused SPECT/CT (B). 4

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