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Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31824c81ee
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Atlas of Sodium Fluoride PET Bone Scans: Atlas of NaF PET Bone Scans

Sheth, Sindu MD; Colletti, Patrick M. MD

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Abstract

Sodium fluoride (NaF) is a bone-seeking positron-emitting tracer with high sensitivity and specificity for detection of osseous lesions, particularly osteolytic lesions. We believe that NaF positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scans can provide a more thorough and conclusive evaluation of bone diseases than conventional Technetium-99m-methylene diphosphonate bone scans. Understanding both normal and pathologic patterns is important for the evaluation and interpretation of these studies. Thus, an atlas of NaF positron emission tomography/computed tomography bone scans demonstrating benign, pathologic, and malignant osseous lesions as well as extraosseous lesions will be invaluable in the correct interpretation and diagnosis of osseous lesions.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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