TABLE 2

Incremental Value of WBC SPECT/CT: Clinical and Scintigraphic Details in 29 Discordant Suggestive Sites in 23 Patients

Site no.Suspected infectionPlanar + SPECT findingsSPECT/CT findingsSPECT/CT contributionFinal diagnosis
1OMInfection in calf (susp. tibial OM)STI in calfExclusion of OMWound infection
2OMInfection in thigh (susp. femoral OM)STI in thigh and femoral OMDefining extent of OM and STISTI of thigh and femoral OM
3OMInfection in calf (susp. tibial OM)STI in calfExclusion of OMWound infection
4OMInfection in thigh (susp. femoral OM)STI in thighExclusion of OMWound infection
5OMInfection in thigh (susp. femoral OM)STI in thigh and femoral OMDefining extent of OM and STIWound infection and femoral OM
6OMInfection of foot (susp. metatarsal OM)OM of metatarsusDefining OMOM of metatarsal bone
7OMInfection in thigh (susp. infected hip prosthesis)Infected prosthesisDefining OMInfected hip prosthesis
8VGI (fem-pop)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
9VGI (aorto-b-fem)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
10VGI (fem-pop)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
11VGI (aorto-b-fem)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
12VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
13VGI (fem-pop)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
14VGI (fem-tibialis)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
15VGI (fem-fem)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
16VGI (fem-fem)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
17VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
18VGI (fem-pop)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionDefining extent of STI and graftSTI and VGI
19VGI (fem-peroneal)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI in thighExclusion of graft infectionWound infection
20VGI (fem-peroneal)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI in thighExclusion of graft infectionWound infection
21VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)STI in groinExclusion of graft infectionWound infection
22VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)Uptake in inguinal adenopathyExclusion of graft infectionInflammatory inguinal adenopathy
23VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)STI in groinExclusion of graft infectionWound infection
24VGI (aorto-b-fem and fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)Wound infectionExclusion of graft infectionWound infection
25VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)Wound infectionExclusion of graft infectionWound infection
26VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)Wound infectionExclusion of graft infectionInflammatory scar reaction
27VGI (aorto-b-fem)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)Wound infectionExclusion of graft infectionInflammatory scar reaction
28VGI (fem-pop)Infection in groin (susp. VGI)Wound infectionExclusion of graft infectionInflammatory scar reaction
29VGI (fem-fem)Infection in thigh (susp. VGI)STI and graft infectionMisleading for graft infectionWound infection
  • susp. = suspected; OM = osteomyelitis; STI = soft-tissue infection; VGI = vascular graft infection; fem-pop = femoropopliteal bypass; aorto-b-fem = aortobifemoral bypass; fem-tibialis = femorotibialis bypass; fem-fem = femorofemoral bypass; fem-peroneal = femoroperoneal bypass.