The Established Nuclear Medicine Modalities for Imaging of Bone Metastases

Author(s): Nazish Jabeen, Rashid Rasheed, Asma Rafique, Ghulam Murtaza*.

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging
Formerly: Current Medical Imaging Reviews

Volume 15 , Issue 9 , 2019

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Abstract:

Background: The skeleton is one of the frequent site of metastases in advanced cancer. Prostate, breast and renal cancers mostly metastasize to bone.

Discussion: Malignant tumors lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Identification of bone lesions is a crucial step in diagnosis of disease at early stage, monitoring of disease progression and evaluation of therapy. Diagnosis of cancer metastases is based on uptake of bone-targeted radioactive tracer at different bone remodeling sites.

Conclusion: This manuscript summarizes already established and evolving nuclear medicine modalities (e.g. bone scan, SPECT, SPECT/CT, PET, PET/CT) for imaging of bone metastases.

Keywords: Malignant tumors, morbidity, mortality, bone lesion, diagnosis, cancer metastasis, radioactive tracer.

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