The Value of Quantified Bone Scanning in the Follow-up of Patients with Prostate Cancer and Metastatic Bone Lesions
Bone scanning is an essential technique in the diagnosis of metastatic lesions in bone seeking cancers and is particularly important in prostate cancer, in which up to 60% of patients develop bony metastases. The bone scan aims to confirm or exclude metastatic bone lesions at diagnosis, during the follow-up and to aid in evaluating the efficiency of hormonal treatment. We have paid particular attention to this last point using a quantitative method which has allowed us to determine the variations of isotope uptake in the metastases.
KeywordsProstate Cancer Bone Metastasis Bone Tissue Metastatic Lesion Stannous Chloride
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