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August 6, 1973

Normal Fluoride 18 Bone Scans in Metastatic Bone Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.

JAMA. 1973;225(6):628-629. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220330040011

The occurrence of metastatic bone disease is proved by needle bone biopsy in two patients with negative fluoride 18 bone scans and bone roentgenograms. Hypercalcemia suggested the possibility of metastatic disease.