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By Peter Tivchev Orthopaedic surgeon
Naomi Kobayashi, Yutaka Inaba, Ukihide Tateishi, Hiroyuki Ike, So Kubota, Tomio Inoue, Tomoyuki Saito
OBJECTIVE: The imaging diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip, especially in its early stages, is a technically challenging but essential aspect of our increased understanding of the pathophysiology of this disorder. We recently applied 18F-fluoride PET for the detection of abnormal bone turnover in early-stage OA. In our current study, we have compared the diagnostic and analytical capabilities of 18F-fluoride PET and MRI modalities in a hip OA patient series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 85 hip joints, including hips at various stages of OA as well as painful, dysplastic, and normal contralateral hips, were analyzed...
January 2015: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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