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Less invasive method IDs bone infection in diabetic foot

from Medscape Today

In a small study of diabetic patients presenting with a foot ulcer and no signs of soft-tissue infection, bone infection was safely and accurately diagnosed in a 2-step method that included less invasive bedside bone puncture rather than a bone biopsy. First, patients underwent single-photon-emission computed tomography and X-ray computed tomography (SPECT/CT) using a gallium (67Ga) tracer. Then, patients with positive scans had bone punctures. more

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