What are the NCCN guidelines on bone scans in the workup of metastatic prostate cancer?

Updated: Jul 31, 2017
  • Author: Bagi RP Jana, MD; more...
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The NCCN guidelines include scanning technology utilizing fluorine-18 sodium fluoride (18 F-NaF) as the tracer for the subsequent positron-emission tomography (PET) scan as an option for men with prostate cancer who undergo a bone scan to search for metastatic disease. PET and hybrid imaging bone scans appear more sensitive than conventional 99-technetium bone scans. [6]


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