Bone scanning in the multiply injured patient.

The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery

PubMedID: 7786260

Frawley PA, Mills JA, Murton F, Ware R. Bone scanning in the multiply injured patient. Aust N Z J Surg. 1995;65(6):390-3.
A prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the role of radionuclide bone scanning in the management of patients with multiple injuries. During a 7 month period, 14 patients with multiple injuries underwent a bone scan in order to identify occult skeletal injuries. All of the patients had new injuries diagnosed. The majority of new injuries occurred either in a limb in which an injury had already been diagnosed at presentation, or in the chest. Such findings are consistent with previously published data. Infrequently, there was a change in management of the patients in this series following the bone scan.