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What do doctors search for on X-ray to diagnose bone metastases?
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In brief: Looking for....
Any abnormalities of the bone.
Most specialists are very used to seeing "normal" bone - this makes us very keen on seeing anything that is not normal. Sometimes metastases are obvious and sometimes very subtle.

In brief: Looking for....
Any abnormalities of the bone.
Most specialists are very used to seeing "normal" bone - this makes us very keen on seeing anything that is not normal. Sometimes metastases are obvious and sometimes very subtle.
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
In brief: Lesions
Either lytic lesions (holes) or blastic lesions (indicating overactive bone formation).

In brief: Lesions
Either lytic lesions (holes) or blastic lesions (indicating overactive bone formation).
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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