• Review of three-phase bone imaging results in three patients with gangrene of the toes showed a unique pattern of absent perfusion and absent bony and soft-tissue uptake. In one of these patients, characteristic bone imaging findings were present before clear-cut clinical presentation. In our experience, the finding of absent uptake in a particular clinical setting is highly specific for gangrene.
(Arch Surg 1987;122:1139-1140)
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