Introduction

  • Klaus Hahn
  • Sibylle Fischer
  • Isky Gordon

Abstract

The paediatric skeleton is in the process of maturing from birth to adulthood. This maturation involves the growth of every bone, whereby this growth is principally located at the epiphyseal plates. Since the 99mTc bone scanning agents are absorbed onto the hydroxy apatite, the bone scan reflects active bone turnover. In the developing skeleton, the appearances of the rapidly growing areas, are therefore, different at different stages of maturation.

Keywords

Radionuclide Apatite Hydroxy Apatite Midazolam Teratoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Hahn
    • 1
  • Sibylle Fischer
    • 1
  • Isky Gordon
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für NuklearmedizinKlinikum der Johannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyThe Hospitals for Sick ChildrenLondonUK

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