The diagnostic imaging of bone metastases.

  title={The diagnostic imaging of bone metastases.},
  author={Walter Heindel and Raphael G{\"u}bitz and Volker VV Vieth and Matthias Weckesser and Otmar Schober and Michael Sch{\"a}fers},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={111 44},
BACKGROUND Skeletal metastases are the most common malignant tumor in bone. Certain types of cancer (e.g., of the prostate or breast) are particularly likely to give rise to skeletal metastases, with prevalences of up to 70%. The diagnosis of skeletal metastases has a major impact on the overall treatment strategy and is an important determinant of the course of illness and the quality of life. The goal of diagnostic imaging is to detect skeletal metastases early, whenever they are suspected on… CONTINUE READING


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