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Can MRI distinguish wih certainty if a patient has metatastis bone cancer vs dilalysis related amyloidosis?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

No. Only biopsy can tell you definitively whether that is metastatic disease or amyloidosis.

In brief: No

No. Only biopsy can tell you definitively whether that is metastatic disease or amyloidosis.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Probably

These are very different settings, and imaging could help clarify the diagnosis.
With dialysis and kidney failure other things would also have to be considered. Your physician would work with the radiologist to help decide the best way to test for this.

In brief: Probably

These are very different settings, and imaging could help clarify the diagnosis.
With dialysis and kidney failure other things would also have to be considered. Your physician would work with the radiologist to help decide the best way to test for this.
Dr. John Goldman
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