Bone scanning in pregnant patients with breast carcinoma.

  title={Bone scanning in pregnant patients with breast carcinoma.},
  author={Jim Baker and Amjad Ali and Mark W. Groch and Ernest W. Fordham and Steven G. Economou},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  volume={12 7},
Radionuclide scanning is usually contraindicated in pregnancy because of the danger of fetal radiation exposure. Radionuclide bone scanning with Tc-99m MDP is a sensitive indicator of early osseous metastases in breast cancer. Three cases of breast cancer during pregnancy are reported; modified bone scanning was utilized for staging and decision analysis. Modifications of bone scanning techniques to minimize fetal radiation exposure and fetal dosimetry calculations are described. 

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