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Nuclear medicine imaging of vertebral infections: role of radiolabelled biotin

06 May 2009

PhD ceremony: ms. E. Lazzeri, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Nuclear medicine imaging of vertebral infections: role of radiolabelled biotin

Promotor(s): prof. R.A. Dierckx, prof. A. Signore, prof. G. Mariani

Faculty: Medical Sciences


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance imaging (NMR, MRI) is often sufficient for diagnosing haematogenous spine infections but less accurate for the diagnosis of post-surgical infections. In these cases FDG-PET/CT may be helpful although its diagnostic accuracy is suboptimal. In this thesis is concluded that 111In-biotin scintigraphy is an accurate, easy and safe scintigraphic procedure to diagnose vertebral infections.


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