Begin main content

Whole Body Bone Scans to Diagnose Peripheral and Axial Arthritis: Diagnostic Accuracy, Harms, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 16, 2015
Project Number: RB0843-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of whole body bone scans for the diagnosis of peripheral and axial inflammatory arthritis?
  2. What are the harms of whole body bone scans for the diagnosis of peripheral and axial inflammatory arthritis?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with whole body bone scans for the diagnosis of peripheral and axial inflammatory arthritis?

Key Message

Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding whole body bone scans for the diagnosis of peripheral and axial inflammatory arthritis.