Radioisotope bone scanning characteristics of metastatic skeletal deposits of prostatic adenocarcinoma.


Journal Article

Radioisotopic bone scans and metastatic bone surveys were conducted on patients with endocrine-unresponsive prostatic adenocarcinoma undergoing multiple drug chemotherapy. Three types of bone scans were observed--type I scans were characterized by asymmetric radioisotope activity and normal renal imaging, type II was characterized by symmetrical skeletal uptake and faint or absent renal imaging and type III showed symmetrical skeletal uptake with normal renal imaging and was interpreted as normal, although the bone surveys showed diffuse osteoblastic disease. The appearance of a type II scan was a grave prognostic indicator.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kane, RD; Paulson, DF

Published Date

  • May 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 117 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 618 - 621

PubMed ID

  • 859203

Pubmed Central ID

  • 859203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)58556-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States