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Whole-body SPECT/CT for bone scintigraphy: diagnostic value and effect on patient management in oncological patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
1619-7089
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
1
Pages
59–67
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00259-013-2532-6
PMID: 23974666
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

SPECT/CT significantly improved the specificity and positive predictive value of bone scintigraphy in cancer patients. In breast cancer patients, we found a slight increase in sensitivity. SPECT/CT had a significant effect on clinical management because of correct downstaging and upstaging, better definition of the extent of metastases, and a reduction in further diagnostic procedures.

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