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Bone scans may be viable for diagnosing calciphylaxis

AuntMinnie

Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) methyl diphosphonate (MDP) bone scans are a potentially viable noninvasive option for diagnosing calciphylaxis, according to a team at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. The team assessed the potential diagnostic utility of bone scans in calciphylaxis based on a review of the literature.

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Do Bone Scans Over Stage Prostate Cancer? What a Multicenter Study Reveals

Diagnostic Imaging

Fifty-seven percent of patients with prostate cancer diagnosed with osseous metastases on bone scans had negative findings on PSMA PET imaging, according to findings from an international multicenter comparative study.

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Bone scans support high-velocity resistance training in older adults

AuntMinnie

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans show that high-velocity resistance training increases bone mineral density in older adults, according to a study published December 7 in Bone.

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Bone scan rates low among breast cancer patients

AuntMinnie

Ireland faces high osteoporosis burden Male and female obese patients may respond differently to fasting DEXA shows bone benefits of modest exercise in menopausal women Fracture risk tool validated in men with prostate cancer Less than half of women receiving breast cancer treatment with aromatase inhibitor.

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ISCT 2023: Quantitative CT: Not just for bone scanning

AuntMinnie

Read more on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: ISCT 2023: Racial disparities persist in lung cancer screening uptake CT shows weight-loss surgery affects bone strength in young patients CT, machine learning improve prediction of further COPD care Osteoporosis risk can be predicted on dual-energy CT

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Challenges With Traditional Imaging Methods for Prostate Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

Imaging experts discuss the challenges with traditional imaging modalities for prostate cancer, commenting on the bone scan and CT scan.

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How Is Medical Imaging Used to Diagnose Broken Bones?

Midstate Radiology Associates

Even if an X-ray shows a fracture, your doctor may recommend a CT scan or MRI for better visualization of damaged tissue and other secondary injuries. Bone Scans A bone scan is a type of nuclear imaging test that allows for better observation of certain bone diseases.