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Odds of pet scan missing bone cancer?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pet measure metabolic activity and yes they miss bone tumour and metastasis if small, not much metabolic activity and bone scan, MRI is better.

In brief: Yes

Pet measure metabolic activity and yes they miss bone tumour and metastasis if small, not much metabolic activity and bone scan, MRI is better.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low but

Best way to diagnosis bone cancer is x-ray.
Routine nuclear bone scan most useful when site of ca unknown. Pet bone scan is extra sensitive and used for equivocal cases.

In brief: Low but

Best way to diagnosis bone cancer is x-ray.
Routine nuclear bone scan most useful when site of ca unknown. Pet bone scan is extra sensitive and used for equivocal cases.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Positron emission tomography ( pet scan) combined with ct scan is very accurate in detecting not only bone ( both primary and metastatic ) other malignant tumors, not only pin points the tumor , severity and spread also detects with over 90% accuracy biopsy is most accurate.

In brief: Not much

Positron emission tomography ( pet scan) combined with ct scan is very accurate in detecting not only bone ( both primary and metastatic ) other malignant tumors, not only pin points the tumor , severity and spread also detects with over 90% accuracy biopsy is most accurate.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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