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Bone Scan and CRPS

Doctor Hooshmand and I have co-authored the following article Scintigraphic Triphasic Bone Scan as a Diagnostic Tool in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

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SCINTIGRAPHIC TRIPHASIC BONE SCAN AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL IN COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS)

 

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. and Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Abstract. Traditionally, the use of scintigraphic triphasic bone scans (STBS) has been the most commonly applied test of choice for the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in the past three decades. Whereas earlier, literature has described the STBS as highly sensitive and specific in establishing the diagnosis of CRPS (1).

Descriptors. complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), electromyography (EMG), infrared thermal imaging(ITI), laser evoked potential (LEP), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART), quantitative thermal sensory evoked response test (QST), scintigraphic triphasic bone scan (STBS).