Bone scintigraphy in metabolic bone disease

Semin Nucl Med. 1997 Jul;27(3):291-305. doi: 10.1016/s0001-2998(97)80030-x.


The bone scan has well-recognized appearances in metabolic bone diseases, with its main clinical value found in focal conditions or the focal complications of disease. In clinical practice, the bone scan is most widely used to detect fractures in osteoporosis and pseudofractures in osteomalacia and to evaluate Paget's disease.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Diseases, Metabolic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Diseases, Metabolic / therapy
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging*
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperparathyroidism / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Osteitis Deformans / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteomalacia / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteoporosis / complications
  • Osteoporosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography
  • Spinal Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Fractures / etiology
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon