Standard for detecting occult bone mets in renal cell carcinoma may not be optimal

Detection of occult bone metastases can be critical in determining the management of patients with renal cell carcinoma, especially when standard of care imaging techniques test negative.

18F-NaF PET/CT is significantly more sensitive at detecting renal cell carcinoma (RCC) skeletal metastases than conventional than bone scintigraphy or computed tomography (CT), according to an article published online ahead of print in the Annals of Oncology.

Researchers assessed the sensitivity of 18F-labelled sodium fluoride in conjunction with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-NaF PET/CT) for detecting bone metastases compared to imaging with bone scinigraphy or CT. Read more.


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