A short-term evaluation of global skeletal uptake (GSU) of technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) was performed in 40 healthy female subjects with a wide age range in order to investigate the clinical performance of the technique and to detect the age-related changes in bone turnover. The results obtained were compared with measurements of the main biochemical markers of skeletal metabolism. We found that GSU increases progressively with age, independently of concomitant changes in renal function; significant correlations with biochemical markers of bone formation were also found. Therefore, the method appears to provide useful information concerning the bone turnover rate, and is also applicable to elderly people owing to its simplicity.
Age-related changes in the global skeletal uptake of technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate in healthy women / V. Carnevale, V. Frusciante, A. Scillitani, S. Modoni, M. Pileri, I. Chiodini, F. Dicembrino, E. Romagnoli, S. Minisola. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 0340-6997. - 23:11(1996 Nov), pp. 1473-1477.
|Titolo:||Age-related changes in the global skeletal uptake of technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate in healthy women|
|Parole Chiave:||bone turnover; global skeletal uptake; aging|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01254471|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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