skeletal survey


Also found in: Wikipedia.

skel·e·tal sur·vey

radiographic examination of all or selected parts of the skeleton, as for occult fractures, metastases, etc.

skeletal survey

the radiographic examination of the skeletal system for possible fractures or tumors.

skeletal survey

The radiologic examination of the entire skeleton, or just the axial skeleton and large bones. 

Indications
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.

skeletal survey

Metastatic series Imaging The radiologic examination of the entire skeleton Indications Suspected child abuse, detection of bone metastases from 1º CA–eg, prostate, breast CA. See Bone scan.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Skeletal survey of the child revealed features suggestive of mucopolysaccharidosis 1H (Hurler syndrome), which was further confirmed by quantitative and qualitative urinary glycosoaminoglycan (GAG) analysis [1] revealing elevated levels of dermatan and heparan sulphate.
5,6) The diagnosis is made by excluding multiple myeloma and by the absence of monocional protein in the serum or urine in conjunction with normal findings on both skeletal survey and bone marrow biopsy.
A radiographic skeletal survey showed scattered lytic lesions in the proximal right humerus, right scapula, and the distal femurs bilaterally (Figure 2).
Chest radiography confirmed the pneumonia but interestingly a radiographic skeletal survey revealed severe generalised osteopenia, multiple rib fractures and delayed bone age.
Summary skeletal survey and whole-body MRI identified 167 fractures or areas of skeletal signal abnormality.
However, white children were more likely to receive a diagnosis of child abuse once a skeletal survey was ordered.
Skeletal survey revealed a mildly hyperostotic skull, with mild frontal bossing.
No hypercalcemia was apparent, and a skeletal survey showed no osteolytic le sions.
His skeletal survey showed multiple lytic lesions, urine protein electrophoresis demonstrated more than 2 g of free kappa light chains, and a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy demonstrated 68% plasma cells.
Minority children were five times more likely to get a skeletal survey than were white children.
Doctors carried out a full skeletal survey and discovered the 32 fractures.