J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2001 Dec;36(6):575-578.

Efficacy of Bone SPECT for Diagnosis of Meniscal tear

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asan Foundation Kangnung Hospital, Kangnung, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Asan Foundation Kangnung Hospital, Kangnung, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose
of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of bone SPECT for the diagnosis of meniscal tear.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
63 cases that had undergone bone SPECT were evaluated for sensitivity and specificity by comparing arthroscopy and MRI findings.
RESULTS
Bone SPECT showed a sensitivity of 93.8% and a specificty of 71% for medial meniscus and a sensitivity of 85.7% and a specificty of 87.8% for lateral meniscus tear. MRI was performed on 21 cases simultaneously, and agreement was obtained on the presence or absence, and on the nature of the pathology with bone SPECT in 15 cases (71.4%).
CONCLUSION
Bone SPECT is believed to be an effective and economic way of screening for meniscal tear prior to arthroscopy, in suspected cases of meniscal tear.

Keyword

Knee; Meniscal tear; Bone SPECT
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