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Detecting Skeletal Trauma in Child Abuse


Background: Fluorine 18-labeled sodium fluoride ( 18 F-NaF) is a positron emitting bone-seeking radiopharmaceutical agent that was first introduced in 1962 and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1972. Initially, there was a limited ability to image positron emitters. Today, however, PET scanners are highly evolved and ubiquitous. Objective: To re-examine the utility of 18 F-NaF as an imaging agent for bone trauma in child abuse. Design: Retrospective review. Participan more...
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