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New Imaging Techniques of the Elbow: SPECT/CT Scan

  • Rasmeet Singh Dhaliwal
  • Kym Phuong Huynh
  • Simon Bruce Murdoch MacLean
  • Gregory BainEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter will provide an overview of SPECT/CT in the management of elbow pain. SPECT/CT provides a functional assessment of a nuclear scan with the superior anatomical resolution provided by CT scan. Through cases studies, we demonstrate the utility of SPECT/CT in elbow tendinopathy, impingement, and intrinsic joint pathology. We provide an algorithm to aid in the use of SPECT/CT in the evaluation of elbow pain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rasmeet Singh Dhaliwal
    • 1
  • Kym Phuong Huynh
    • 1
  • Simon Bruce Murdoch MacLean
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gregory Bain
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Medicine and Public HealthFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumaFlinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic and Upper Limb SurgeryTauranga HospitalTaurangaNew Zealand

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