bone survey


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bone survey

A radiographic assessment of all of the bones of the body to identify foci of malignancy—e.g., multiple myeloma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis or symptomatic metastases. It is considered insensitive to screen for asymptomatic metastases.

As outlined by the National Guideline Clearinghouse, bone surveys have a low diagnostic yield and are only indicated if it has been a long time since the last survey.
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A long bone survey demonstrated patchy intramedullary sclerosis in symmetric distribution affecting the shafts and metaphyseal portions of the bilateral radii, ulnae, femurs, tibiae, and fibulae with bilateral humeral sparing (Fig.
To confirm the diagnosis ofextramedullary plasmacytoma, it is necessary to exclude the diagnosis of multiple myeloma by performing serum protein electrophoresis, a Bence ]ones protein analysis in the urine, a bone survey, and a bone marrow biopsy.
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It has been suggested but not yet demonstrated that these patients might have early bone involvement or micrometastases that cannot be detected, even with bone scan or bone survey methods.
Findings on bone marrow biopsy and on radiographic and nuclear medicine bone surveys were unremarkable.
Findings on bone marrow biopsy and radiographic and nuclear-medicine bone surveys were unremarkable.