Is the anterior bone scan necessary in the diagnosis of osseous metastases?

D. A. Epstein, L. G. Lutzker, L. A. Perez, C. Collica, J. Chun, Leonard M. Freeman

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Abstract

Bone imaging studies of 1650 patients with known or strongly suspected extraosseous malignancies were reviewed to determine whether a completely negative posterior view was sufficient to exclude metastatic disease. Of 708 negative posterior images, 27 (3.4%) were positive for metastasis on anterior views. All of the anterior lesions were in the sternum, sternoclavicular joints and first four ribs. When the posterior view is positive, further views may be unnecessary. Negative or equivocal posterior images necessitate anterior views of the thoracic cage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Sternoclavicular Joint
Sternum
Ribs
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones
Neoplasms
Rib Cage

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Epstein, D. A., Lutzker, L. G., Perez, L. A., Collica, C., Chun, J., & Freeman, L. M. (1978). Is the anterior bone scan necessary in the diagnosis of osseous metastases? Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 3(3), 91-93.

Is the anterior bone scan necessary in the diagnosis of osseous metastases? / Epstein, D. A.; Lutzker, L. G.; Perez, L. A.; Collica, C.; Chun, J.; Freeman, Leonard M.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1978, p. 91-93.

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Epstein, DA, Lutzker, LG, Perez, LA, Collica, C, Chun, J & Freeman, LM 1978, 'Is the anterior bone scan necessary in the diagnosis of osseous metastases?', Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 91-93.
Epstein, D. A. ; Lutzker, L. G. ; Perez, L. A. ; Collica, C. ; Chun, J. ; Freeman, Leonard M. / Is the anterior bone scan necessary in the diagnosis of osseous metastases?. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 1978 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 91-93.
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