Bone Case 1

Details on the Request Card

35-year-old female with 1cm right breast cancer. Pre-op staging scan please

Procedure

Anterior and posterior images are shown, 3hrs after injection

scan image

Questions

1) Name the radiopharmaceutical
2) Describe how imaging is performed
3) Are there any abnormal areas of uptake?
4) If so, where?
5) When is it appropriate to perform bone scintigraphy when staging patients with breast cancer?

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