What is the role of scintigraphy in the diagnosis of Pott disease (tuberculous [TB] spondylitis)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Jose A Hidalgo, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Radionuclide scanning findings are not specific for Pott disease. Gallium and technetium bone scans yield high false-negative rates (70% and up to 35%, respectively). [34]


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