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New Routine for Nuclear Medicine Technologists to Determine When to Add SPECT/CT to a Whole-Body Bone Scan.

Shafi, Asal; Thorsson, Ola LU and Edenbrandt, Lars LU (2014) In Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology 42(1). p.28-32
Abstract
Bone scintigraphy is usually obtained as a whole-body scan producing 2 images: an anterior view and a posterior view. Sometimes abnormal findings in the spine are difficult to distinguish on whole-body bone scans. SPECT/CT may be performed to localize and interpret a lesion correctly and to help differentiate between benign and metastatic lesions. The assessment of whether SPECT/CT is needed is usually made by a physician. The aim of this study was to evaluate our new routine for nuclear medicine technologists to determine when to add SPECT/CT to whole-body bone scintigraphy.
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Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
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42
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1
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28 - 32
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Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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  • pmid:24470596
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1535-5675
DOI
10.2967/jnmt.113.132035
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English
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  title        = {New Routine for Nuclear Medicine Technologists to Determine When to Add SPECT/CT to a Whole-Body Bone Scan.},
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  volume       = {42},
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