Original Articles: PDF OnlyLISBONA ROBERT M.D.; ROSENTHALL, LEONARD M.D.The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: December 1976 - p 989-992 Buy Abstract Radionclide bone imaging with a radiotechnetium-labeled phosphate (99mTc-methylene diphosphonate) has been employed to study the extremities injured by frostibite. The degree of accretion of the radiopharmaceutical in bone is dependent on the integrity of the vascular supply. This property has been used successfully to distinguish viable and nonviable bone. © Williams & Wilkins 1976. All Rights Reserved.