Scintigraphic evaluation of coralline hydroxyapatite ocular implants. Case reports on the use of planar and SPECT bone scintigraphy

Clin Nucl Med. 1993 Jan;18(1):50-2. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199301000-00012.


Previous reports on the application of bone scintigraphy to evaluate and assess the degree of vascular and soft tissue ingrowth into coralline ocular implants after operation are limited and SPECT imaging has not been reported. Two cases are described in which planar and SPECT imaging of Tc-99m MDP uptake in ocular implants were performed at approximately 3 and 15 months after surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Durapatite
  • Eye, Artificial*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydroxyapatites*
  • Male
  • Orbit / diagnostic imaging*
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*


  • Hydroxyapatites
  • Durapatite
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate