Detection of bone metastases in breast cancer patients in the PET/CT era: Do we still need the bone scan?


Caglar M. , Kupik O. , Karabulut E., Hoilund-Carlsen P. F.

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR E IMAGEN MOLECULAR, vol.35, no.1, pp.3-11, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.remn.2015.08.006
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR E IMAGEN MOLECULAR
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-11

Abstract

Aim: To examine the value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FOG-PET/CT) for the detection of bone metastasis in breast cancer patients and assess whether whole body bone scan (BS) with Tc-99m-methylene diphosphonate provides any additional information.