A Study on Usefulness of Planar Bone Scan and Bone SPECT in Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Joint Arthritides

측두하악관절의 관절염 진단에 있어서 골스캔과 단광자방출 전산화 단층촬영의 유용성에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Chang-Yong (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ahn, Yong-Woo (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Park, June-Sang (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ko, Myung-Yun (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
  • 김창용 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 안용우 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 박준상 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 고명연 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실)
  • Published : 2005.03.30


Temporomandibular joint arthritides is divided into osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis and polyarthritis. Because the signs, symptoms and radiographical features of osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis are similar without arthralgia, diffenential diagnosis is difficult. Also non-radiographically change in early Osteoarthritis leads to misdiagnose. Planar bone scan and SPECT are useful to detect bone change early. This study was carried out in order to make diagnostic criteria of planar bone scan and SPECT. Three hundred and four temporomandibular joints were examined with clinical examination, computerized tomograph, planar bone scan, and SPECT. The obtained results were as follows. 1. If temporomandibular joint simple uptake ratio of patient in twenties is over 1.397%, it's condition may be osteoarthritis. And simple uptake ratio over in thirties-fourties may mean osteoarthritis. 2. It may mean osteoarthritis of temporomandibular joint that the number of coronal and transverse SPECT frame with hot spot is over four. 3. Destructive stage may goes on, if simple uptake ratio is over 1.370% in tweenties and over 1.104% in thirties-fourties. 4. If the number of coronal SPECT frame with hot spot is over four, temporomandibular joint may be on destructive stage in tweenties, thirties-fourties. And if the number of transverse SPECT frame with hot spot is over three, it may be on destructive stage in all ages. 5. When patient complains subjective arthralgia and palpation arthralgia, bone change may be more active than each arthralgia. 6. Osteoarthritis may progress gradually worse in 4.5 anamnesis. And then it may be stable gradually and turn to osteoarthrosis.


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