Efficacy of skull imaging in routine bone scanning

R. E. Coleman, D. R. Bernier, S. Pasternak, B. A. Siegel

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Abstract

The frequency of abnormal skull images in patients undergoing 99Tc(m) Sn diphosphonate bone imaging is reviewed. In 181 patients with known malignant tumors, 47% had abnormal scans of the axial skeleton and 28% had abnormal skull images. Only 2 of these 181 patients had abnormal skull images and a normal scan of the axial skeleton. In 38 patients with benign disorders the skull image was abnormal in 6, all with Paget's disease. No patient with a benign disorder had skull involvement alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1186
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume15
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974

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    Coleman, R. E., Bernier, D. R., Pasternak, S., & Siegel, B. A. (1974). Efficacy of skull imaging in routine bone scanning. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 15(12), 1185-1186.