Early diagnosis of myositis ossificans with Tc-99m diphosphonate imaging

Clin Nucl Med. 1984 May;9(5):256-8. doi: 10.1097/00003072-198405000-00002.


Myositis ossificans is primarily a disorder of young adults, whereby an area of muscle mass undergoes progressive ossification. The authors review a case in which the patient's presentation was somewhat atypical, and where the course of disease was unusually prolonged. Examination of the soft tissue lesion using Tc-99m diphosphonate bone scans was helpful in establishing the diagnosis and in determining the full extent of the process early in its evolution.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arm
  • Diphosphonates*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myositis Ossificans / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Technetium Compounds*
  • Technetium*
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Diphosphonates
  • Technetium Compounds
  • Technetium
  • technetium Tc 99m diphosphonate