Is methylene diphosphonate bone scan necessary for initial staging of Ewing sarcoma if 18F-FDG PET/CT is performed?

@article{Ulaner2014IsMD,
  title={Is methylene diphosphonate bone scan necessary for initial staging of Ewing sarcoma if 18F-FDG PET/CT is performed?},
  author={Gary A Ulaner and Heather M Magnan and John H. Healey and Wolfgang Weber and Paul A. Meyers},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2014},
  volume={202 4},
  pages={859-67}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scans are necessary during initial staging in patients with Ewing sarcoma (ES) in whom (18)F-FDG PET/CT is performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent FDG PET/CT and MDP bone scan before treatment of newly diagnosed ES from January 2004 to November 2012. Studies were reviewed to document suspected primary and metastatic malignancy. Pathology and… CONTINUE READING
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