Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Roentgenograms are frequently inadequate in the detection of early osseous metastases. Isotope bone scan is a more sensitive diagnostic procedure. Reported here are findings on 40 patients with known or suspected osseous involvement using the short-lived radionuclide 18F. Comparison with standard roentgenograms and clinical follow-up demonstrated 11 early detections. 18F was found to be a very suitable agent for isotope bone scanning. Ilustrative cases are presented