SPECT/CT helps predict response to percutaneous vertebroplasty

01/11/2012 | DoctorsLounge.com

Positive results on bone SPECT/CT scans can indicate whether a patient with vertebral fractures is responding to percutaneous vertebroplasty, according to a study published in The Spine Journal. Researchers were able to predict clinical improvement in 91% of patients with positive scan results. The method can also help detect alternative sources of pain, such as additional fractures and degenerative disease, according to the study.

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