Role of Whole-Body Tc 99m MDP Bone Scintigraphy for Evaluating Skeletal Metastasis in Patients with Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the third most common site of origin of metastatic cancer deposits in bone, after breast and prostate. It’s metastasis to bone is one of the most aggressive tumors and has a very unfavorable prognosis. This retrospective descriptive study was designed to detect the skeletal metastasis of carcinoma (Ca) lung patient by Tc 99m MDP bone scan. The medical records of all patients attended between January 2015 and July 2015 with a diagnosis of lung cancer were reviewed. Lung cancer in all patients was confirmed pathologically, and patients underwent whole-body bone scan for evaluating skeletal metastasis.


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