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Title: Detection of occult bone metastases of lung cancer with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.
Austin Authors: Foo, Serene S;Ramdave, Shankar;Berlangieri, Salvatore U ;Scott, Andrew M 
Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine and Centre for PET, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2004
Publication information: Australasian Radiology; 48(2): 214-6
Abstract: Accurate staging of cancer has a critical role in optimal patient management. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) is superior to CT in the detection of local and distant metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Although Tc-99 m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scanning is well established in the evaluation of bone metastases, there are conflicting reports on the use of FDG PET in the evaluation of skeletal metastases. We report on a patient with locally advanced lung carcinoma in whom FDG PET accurately identified previously unsuspected widespread asymptomatic bone metastases (bone scan and X-rays negative, confirmed on MRI). Assessment of glucose metabolism with FDG PET might represent a more powerful tool to detect bone metastases in lung cancer compared with conventional bone scans.
Gov't Doc #: 15230758
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2004.01300.x
Journal: Australasian radiology
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Bone Neoplasms.radionuclide imaging.secondary
Fatal Outcome
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18.diagnostic use
Lung Neoplasms.pathology
Middle Aged
Radiopharmaceuticals.diagnostic use
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate.diagnostic use
Tomography, Emission-Computed
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