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