Endovenous bisphosphonate therapy seems associated with os- teonecrosis of the jaw. The aim of this study was to evaluate the additional diagnostic value of hybrid SPECT/CT in 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate 3-phase bone scintigraphy of osteonecrosis of the jaw in bisphosphonate-treated patients. Methods: We studied 15 patients (12 women and 3 men) with extraoral tumors affected by lytic bone metastases and multiple myeloma. All patients were pre- viously treated with intravenous bisphosphonates (zoledronic acid) for 1–3 y, were negative for dental disease at clinical examination, and had suspected osteonecrosis of the jaw. All 15 patients under- went panoramic x-ray orthopantomography, CT or MRI (or both), microbiologic examination, 3-phase bone scintigraphy, and SPECT/CT of the maxillary region. Results: Three-phase bone- scintigraphy showed increased perfusion and an increased blood pool in 9 of 12 and 10 of 12 patients, respectively; at the metabolic phase, SPECT was p

Bone Scintigraphy and SPECT/CT of Bisphosphonate-Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

BIASOTTO, MATTEO;CHIANDUSSI, SILVIA;CAVALLI, FABIO;DI LENARDA, Roberto
2009-01-01

Abstract

Endovenous bisphosphonate therapy seems associated with os- teonecrosis of the jaw. The aim of this study was to evaluate the additional diagnostic value of hybrid SPECT/CT in 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate 3-phase bone scintigraphy of osteonecrosis of the jaw in bisphosphonate-treated patients. Methods: We studied 15 patients (12 women and 3 men) with extraoral tumors affected by lytic bone metastases and multiple myeloma. All patients were pre- viously treated with intravenous bisphosphonates (zoledronic acid) for 1–3 y, were negative for dental disease at clinical examination, and had suspected osteonecrosis of the jaw. All 15 patients under- went panoramic x-ray orthopantomography, CT or MRI (or both), microbiologic examination, 3-phase bone scintigraphy, and SPECT/CT of the maxillary region. Results: Three-phase bone- scintigraphy showed increased perfusion and an increased blood pool in 9 of 12 and 10 of 12 patients, respectively; at the metabolic phase, SPECT was p
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