Diagnostic Bone Scans

Depending on many factors, sometimes bone scans are done at the time of diagnosis to rule out metastasis to the bones. Areas of uptake are of concern but cancer is typically ruled out when the uptake is bi-lateral and equal as in the following photos:

Photo 1 x-ray view of bone scan before chemotherapy:


Photo 2 inverted view of bone scan before chemotherapy:


Photo 3 x-ray view same patient 6 months post chemotherapy:


Photo 4 inverted view of same patient 6 months post chemotherapy:

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