Prostate carcinoma - bony metastases

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Known history of prostate carcinoma. Pain in right arm.

Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

Multifocal increased uptake in the axial and peripheral skeleton, including vertebra bodies, ribs and most pronounced in the right distal humerus.

The renal outlines are evident ( tracer excretion ).

Case Discussion

A radioisotope bone scan is most commonly utilized for the assessment bony metastatic disease in selected malignancies such as breast and prostate carcinoma.

Metastatic disease is demonstrated by increased tracer uptake.

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Case information

rID: 34629
Published: 5th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Tag: rdgh
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