What is the role of bone scans in the workup of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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In patients who have biochemical or physical evidence of bone metastasis, a bone scan is required as part of the preoperative workup. A routine bone scan is usually not recommended in asymptomatic patients.


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