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Standard test for evaluating bone metastases.
Known as skeletal scinitigraphy utilizing various radionucleotides, including technetium-99m bound to methylene diphosponate.
More readily detects osteoblastic lesions than osteolytic lesions.
SPECT scanning uses the same radionucleotides as in bone scans but it uses specific tomography images and allows for improved anatomic localization.