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Additional diagnostic techniques.
NIOSH 1974 Jan; :183-189
A comprehensive clinical history and physical examination is recommended for any person whose prospective employment might involve the risk of osteonecrosis. Additional diagnostic techniques are suggested if routine roentgenograms are positive or if an employee becomes symptomatic. Radiological techniques include tomography and radionuclide bone scanning. The suspected lesion may be confirmed by various tests such as differential radioactive phosphorus uptake study, differential radioactive phosphorus uptake study, differential oximetry intramedullary pressure determinations, intraosseous phlebography, and biopsy for tissue microscopy and microroentgenography.
Skeletal-system-disorders; Divers; Diving; Bone-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Preemployment-examinations; Radiology; Medical-examinations; Decompression-sickness; Decompression;
Dysbarism-Related Osteonecrosis, NIOSH (Proceedings of a Symposium on Dysbaric Osteonecrosis, Galveston, Texas, February, 1972)
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