skeletal survey(redirected from metastatic series)
radiographic examination of all or selected parts of the skeleton, as for occult fractures, metastases, etc.
the radiographic examination of the skeletal system for possible fractures or tumors.
skeletal surveyThe radiologic examination of the entire skeleton, or just the axial skeleton and large bones.
Suspected child abuse; detection of myeloma or bone metastases from prostate and breast cancers. For detecting metastatic malignancy, skeletal surveys have been supplanted by radionuclide imaging of the skeleton (bone scans and PET-CT), which detect lesions months earlier than do plain films.