Rhabdomyolysis detected by bone imaging

Clin Nucl Med. 1989 Jun;14(6):431-2. doi: 10.1097/00003072-198906000-00007.


Rhabdomyolysis involves necrosis of skeletal muscle and may arise from multiple conditions both traumatic and nontraumatic. Bone imaging with Technetium-99m phosphates is a very sensitive indicator of acute muscle damage and may be used to visualize the extent of rhabdomyolysis and its resolution. A case of alcohol-induced rhabdomyolysis is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / complications
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Rhabdomyolysis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Rhabdomyolysis / etiology
  • Whole-Body Counting