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Prostate Cancer with F-18 Sodium Fluoride

  • Ana M. Franceschi
  • Robert Matthews
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Abstract

Sodium fluoride F-18 (NaF) is a positron-emitting radiotracer used in imaging patients with suspected bone metastases. NaF PET/MRI provides numerous advantages over the conventional technetium bone scans, most importantly higher sensitivity and specificity, greater spatial resolution, and significantly shorter uptake and scan times.

Keywords

Sodium fluoride Bone scan Diffusion-weighted imaging F18 Blastic lesion Osseous metastasis Prostate cancer PET/MR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana M. Franceschi
    • 1
  • Robert Matthews
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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