bone survey

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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He subsequently underwent a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis with oral contrast (OMNIPAQUE 300 milliliters), a radiographic bone survey, and a contrast (MAGNEVIST (Gadopentetate Dimeglumine) 15 milliliters) enhanced MR of the brain and orbits.
To distinguish Graves' disease and Mc Cune Albright syndrome, TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) level and bone survey (X-ray) were evaluated.
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.
The radiologist's interpretation process for total-body imaging is similar to a bone survey for metabolic diseases, such as Paget disease of the bone or multiple myeloma.
A bone-marrow biopsy and postoperative bone survey were both negative.
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.
In addition to the usual positions, this section also includes pediatric immobilization and positioning methods, barium studies, mammography, portable/surgical work, bone survey suggestions and digital radiography and fluoroscopy.
Relative efficacy of radiographic and radionuclide bone surveys in the detection of skeletal lesions of histiocytosis X.
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.