Semi-quantitative interpretation of the bone scan in metabolic bone disease - Definition and validation of the metabolic index

Ignac Fogelman, Dennis L. Citrin, John G. Turner, Ian D. Hay, Rodney G. Bessent, Iain T. Boyle

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Certain easily recognisable features are commonly seen in the bone scans of patients with metabolic bone disorders. Seven such features have been numerically graded by three independent observers in the scans of 100 patients with metabolic bone disease and of 50 control subjects. The total score for each patient is defined as the metabolic index. The mean metabolic index for each group of patients with metabolic bone disease is significantly greater than that for the control group (P<0.001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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