A different perspective for radiological evaluation of experimental osteomyelitis

Aktekin C. N. , Ozturk A. M. , Tabak A. Y. , Altay M., Korkusuz F.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.10, pp.945-950, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00256-007-0342-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.945-950
  • Keywords: experimental osteomyelitis, radiological grading scales, radiological criteria, rat tibia, MODEL, THERAPY


Introduction Radiological scoring systems used in experimental osteomyelitis combine several factors into a single score. Because response of bone tissue to infection is a dynamic process, such systems have limited ability to differentiate between treatment groups. The analyzing of radiological criteria separately at different stages of the disease may be superior to a general score.