PET Bone Scan

Using PET technology and the 18F Sodium Fluoride radioisotope, we can now image the axial and peripheral skeletal system (bones) in a much more sensitive and efficient manner than with traditional SPECT (single photon emitting computed tomography). We can detect metastatic bone disease at much earlier stages, allowing us to modify chemotherapy treatment protocols. By attacking the spread of cancer to bones much earlier, we increase the chances of eliminating the disease.