bone scanning

bone scanning

A method of diagnosis in which various diphosphonate substances labelled with a radioactive isotope of technetium are injected into the bloodstream. Within three hours about half of the material injected has been deposited in the bones, the highest concentration being in those areas in which bone blood flow and new bone formation are greatest. The whole body is then examined with a GAMMA CAMERA. A range of bone diseases can be detected early by this means and the method is highly sensitive to the presence of cancer that has spread to the bones from other parts of the body.
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In a study comparing two forms of bone scanning, Dr.
Again, findings on CT of the brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, as well as whole-body technetium bone scanning, were negative.
Subsequent staging procedures (i.e., chest x-ray, ultrasonography of the upper abdominal region, bone scanning, positronemission tomography, and computed tomography of the face and neck) detected no sign of regional or distant metastasis.
In four sessions of the two-day program, RUTA members and their family members were brought under bone scanning. Subsequently, based on the scanning report they were given prescription by the attending nutritionists.
Hybrid SPECT-CT bone scanning offers anatomic details and differentiates between benign entity and metastasis.
We read the publication on "Usefulness of nuclear whole-body bone scanning for diagnosis of leprosy" with great interest.
We conducted a study to analyze the behavior of idiopathic NBO and its outcome and to determine a cutoff level for diagnosis using technetium-99m-methylene-diphosphonate (Tc-MDP) bone scanning. This retrospective, controlled analysis involved 9 women (mean age: 44 yr) who had been admitted to an otolaryngology department in Israel with idiopathic NBO over a 5-year period.
Careful observation is required for contra-lateral femurs due to high incidence of bilateral atypical femoral fractures among patients treated with bisphosphonates for more than 3 years duration.12 Various screening modalities which have been described in the literature include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), isotope bone scanning, micro-computed tomography, positron emission tomography and possibly bone turnover markers.
Assessment of disease status--including computed tomography of the abdomen, pelvis, and chest, bone scanning, and serum prostate cancer specific antigen (PSA) level measurement--was conducted every 12 weeks.
In previously intact skeleton, it is preferable to use 3-phase bone scanning as the imaging modality of choice for osteomyelitis.
Anlene, a dairy products brand specially formulated for adults' bone health, is offering free bone scanning sessions for a limited time in Bahrain.
PET is a reasonable technique for sclerotic bony metastases, but further research is still required in order to determine the relative merits of bone scanning and PET imaging for sclerotic bone disease.