Facial bone scintigraphy. VI. Practical clinical use in inflammatory disorders of the maxillary sinus

Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh). 1980;21(5):651-6. doi: 10.1177/028418518002100513.


Facial bone scintigraphy with 99Tcm-DP was compared with radiographic examination of the maxillary sinuses in a clinical routine series of patients considered to have inflammatory disorders of the maxillary sinus. Scintigraphy correlated better to the presence of purulent inflammatory lesion than did radiography. Bone tissue reaction is almost mandatory for the diagnosis of purulent maxillary inflammatory disorder.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxillary Sinus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Maxillary Sinus / metabolism
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sinusitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Technetium


  • Technetium