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How is a bone test done after a prostate biopsy?
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Bone Scan
You get an injection of a radioactive material.
Two hours later, you return to nuclear medicine and lay under a machine called gamma camera for about 40 to 45 min for getting pictures of your bone to see if your prostate cancer had spread to the bone.

In brief: Bone Scan
You get an injection of a radioactive material.
Two hours later, you return to nuclear medicine and lay under a machine called gamma camera for about 40 to 45 min for getting pictures of your bone to see if your prostate cancer had spread to the bone.
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Dr. Steven Kastin
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nuclear Bone Scan
Nuclear medicine studies are commonly used to evaluate extent of bone metastasis in diagnosed cases of prostate cancer, especially when the patient is experiencing bone pain.
Nuclear "bone scans" are also used to assess the response to treatment and to evaluate the risk of pathologic fractures. Technetium-99m (tc-99m) labeled mdp (methylene diphosphonate) is the most common imaging agent used.

In brief: Nuclear Bone Scan
Nuclear medicine studies are commonly used to evaluate extent of bone metastasis in diagnosed cases of prostate cancer, especially when the patient is experiencing bone pain.
Nuclear "bone scans" are also used to assess the response to treatment and to evaluate the risk of pathologic fractures. Technetium-99m (tc-99m) labeled mdp (methylene diphosphonate) is the most common imaging agent used.
Dr. Steven Kastin
Dr. Steven Kastin
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Nuclear Medicine bon
A patient receives an injection, and then returns to the scanning center where a monitor detects deposits/accumulation of the radionucleide presumably in your bones.
The test is painless and carries virtually no radiation risk.

In brief: Nuclear Medicine bon
A patient receives an injection, and then returns to the scanning center where a monitor detects deposits/accumulation of the radionucleide presumably in your bones.
The test is painless and carries virtually no radiation risk.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Xray test
Some men diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer after prostate biopsy will undergo tests to evaluate for possible spread of disease to other parts of the body (bones, lymph nodes).
Nuclear medicine bone test is performed by injecting a medication into an IV and taking pictures with a special xray machine to detect spread of cancer to bones.

In brief: Xray test
Some men diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer after prostate biopsy will undergo tests to evaluate for possible spread of disease to other parts of the body (bones, lymph nodes).
Nuclear medicine bone test is performed by injecting a medication into an IV and taking pictures with a special xray machine to detect spread of cancer to bones.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: F18 PET bone scan.
F18 pet bone scan is preferred over technetium bone scan.
Rest on your back on an imaging table for 40 minutes.

In brief: F18 PET bone scan.
F18 pet bone scan is preferred over technetium bone scan.
Rest on your back on an imaging table for 40 minutes.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. Robert Donato
18 FDG-PET has no proven role in predicting nodal spread (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19969447), nor is it an improvment over MRI for bone localization of metastatic disease. Additionally, most private plans consider it "experimental" and wouldn't pay for it, much like fusion studies of ProstaScint coupled to CT.
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