DECREASED RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL UPTAKE (PHOTOPENIA) IN DELAYED PHASE SCINTIGRAPHIC IMAGES IN THREE HORSES
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 48, Issue 5, pages 467–470, September–October 2007
How to Cite
LEVINE, D. G., ROSS, B. M., ROSS, M. W., RICHARDSON, D. W. and MARTIN, B. B. (2007), DECREASED RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL UPTAKE (PHOTOPENIA) IN DELAYED PHASE SCINTIGRAPHIC IMAGES IN THREE HORSES. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 48: 467–470. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2007.00280.x
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Received January 18, 2007; accepted for publication March 16, 2007.
Decreased radiopharmaceutical uptake, photopenia, in delayed phase scintigraphic images is recognized in people but has only been reported rarely in horses. We describe three horses with septic osteitis, bone sequestrum formation, or distal limb thrombosis that had photopenia of the affected extremity. Photopenia may indicate the presence of ischemia and can be used to facilitate clinical decision making and prognosis assessment in horses.