What is the role of bone scans in the workup of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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When clinically indicated, bone scans are used both in inital workup and follow-up. A bone scan is recommended for patients with pain or an elevated alkaline phosphatase level. [20]

For more information, see Renal Cell Carcinoma Imaging.


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