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Inflammation scintigraphy MOAB

For the detection of osteomyelitis, infectious arthritis or a periprosthetic infection in the extremities. (For other locations, an FDG-PET / CT or FDG-PET / MR is recommended).

Preparation & Precautions

No special measures necessary.

If you believe you are pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding, please bring this to our attention upon receipt of this information sheet.

Scintigraphy

The examination proper starts with an injection of the radioactive tracer needed for this examination. The substance will bind to activated inflammatory cells. The first scans will be performed 5 hours following the injection, a second scan is scheduled 24 hours following the injection. Each scan will last about one hour.

Side effects

No side effects are to be expected. Please inform us, if you suffer from any allergies.
The radiation dose of the examination is comparable to one to two times the natural yearly radiation dose in Zurich. The examination can also be performed in children.

Responsible doctors

Martin Hüllner, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Deputy Clinic Director, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Diagnostic Neuroradiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal imaging
Tel. +41 44 255 25 80

David Kenkel, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological imaging (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI)

Cäcilia Mader, Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Neuroradiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal hybrid imaging
Tel. +41 43 253 88 02

Alexander Maurer, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncologic imaging, Hybrid imaging of prostate cancer
Tel. +41 43 253 88 09

Michael Messerli, PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Hybrid imaging of oncological diseases (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI)
Tel. +41 43 253 88 03

For patients

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Tel. +41 44 255 35 55

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