Value of routine radionuclide bone scans in renal cell carcinoma.

@article{Blacher1985ValueOR,
  title={Value of routine radionuclide bone scans in renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={E J Blacher and Daniel Ezra Johnson and Thomas P. Haynie},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={432-4}
}
Radionuclide bone scans were obtained as part of the routine evaluation of 85 patients with renal cell carcinoma. Twenty-nine patients (34%) were found to have metastatic disease at presentation. Bone scans were abnormal in 27 of these 29 patients for a sensitivity of 93 per cent; of the remaining 56 without metastatic disease, 48 had normal bone scans for a specificity of 86 per cent. In all patients whose abnormal bone scans indicated metastatic disease, there were either clinical signs (bone… CONTINUE READING