Bone Scan for Scaphoid Frx

- Discussion:
    - radionuclide imaging was performed 2-3 hours after administration of technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate, 4 days after injury;
    - false-positive rate: 6-16%
    - false-negative rate:   0%

Can a day 4 bone scan accurately determine the presence or absence of scaphoid fracture?

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, May 11, 2012 11:27 am