Contiguous bone activity

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Contiguous bone activity is a bone scan phenomenon seen in tumours which incite a regional hyperaemia. Increased activity on blood pool images is seen extending across joints and to adjacent bones. This should not be mistaken for direct tumour involvement. 

An example of a tumour which may demonstrate this phenomenon is the giant cell tumour of bone (GCT).

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