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  • For in-patients, who are paid by DRG code, a F-18 FDG is faster, has better resolution and localization  of soft tissue vs bone due to the CT. The cost for the FDG dose is lower than for radiolabeled WBC. Unfortunately, reimbursement for PET and other ...

  • Hello Patrick! This is very helpful additional information, thank you! In every patient, you have two images, first the SC image on the first day and then the delayed WBC image. What you are saying is that the area of infection, if present, would ...

  • I'd like to talk briefly about the SC/WBC protocol we have used for imaging of osteomyelitis for more than 15 years at our institutions. We do inject 10 mCi SC, and after the SC images are acquired, 10 to 20 mCi Ceretec -labeled autologous WBC's. Note ...

  • 99mTc SC never is excreted. It is taken up by the RES of the marrow which does not always match the erythrocytes marrow. There are diseases snd therapeutics which can cause a mismatch. It decays in place. I think using the same isotope for both white ...

  • Don, Thank you for the reply! Even the 30 mCi of Tc-99m-WBC dosage you suggested at the higher-end is not four times the activity of 10 mCi of Tc-99m-SC already in a patient. Hence, the combination would not meet the imaging requisite of overriding ...

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