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Metabolic Bone Diseases and Drug Induced Osteoporosis

Metabolic Bone Disease Cats

Bone scintigraphy has traditionally been considered to be not as useful as radiography in the study of metabolic bone diseases including senile or postmenopausal osteoporosis, osteo-dystrophy, drug-induced osteoporosis, and rickets and osteomalacia. However, aided by the pinhole technique, 99mTc-MDP bone scin-tigraphy has been shown to be able to portray characteristic features in systemic and local osteoporosis or osteopenia, which is defined as a state of reduced bone mass with increased...