Bone Metastasis

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  • Commonly seen in patients with prostate, breast, lung, kidney, and bladder cancers and myeloma.
  • Bone scan (nuclear imaging with technetium-99m) is sensitive for blastic lesions but not lytic lesions). Concerning lesions on bone scan should be evaluated with plain radiograph films or CT to identify lesions at risk for pathologic fracture.

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  • Commonly seen in patients with prostate, breast, lung, kidney, and bladder cancers and myeloma.
  • Bone scan (nuclear imaging with technetium-99m) is sensitive for blastic lesions but not lytic lesions). Concerning lesions on bone scan should be evaluated with plain radiograph films or CT to identify lesions at risk for pathologic fracture.

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