TABLE 1

Proportions of Patients with High Uptake at Transverse-Sacral Articulation for Entire Population and According to Radiographic Findings

FindingNo. of patientsPercentage
Uptake shown by any method39/4881
Uptake shown by SPECT39/4881
Uptake shown by planar imaging16/4833
Transitional vertebra noted before scintigraphy30/3977
Transitional vertebra identified after scintigraphy9/9100
Diarthrodial joint shown definitively or equivocally39/4587
Ossified fusion shown0/30
Sacralized L5 present31/3882
Lumbarized S1 present8/1080
Periarticular sclerosis shown8/8100
No periarticular sclerosis shown31/4078