The Role of PET/CT in the Assessment of Primary Bone Tumors

Julio Brandao Guimaraes, Luca Facchetti, Leticia Rigo, Diego Lessa Garcia, Pricila Gama, Benjamin L. Franc, Lorenzo Nardo

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Purpose of review: The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of primary bone malignancies and the role of PET/CT in their diagnosis, staging, and follow-up. Recent findings: PET/CT provides both anatomic and metabolic data; for this reason, the technique has been increasingly used to characterize, stage, and follow up bone lesions. Summary: PET/CT can be performed using different radiotracers and different techniques. Here, the application of single whole-body 18F-FDG and 18F-NaF PET as well as the acquisition methods for characterizing bone tumors is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number53
JournalCurrent Radiology Reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • PET/CT
  • Primary bone tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Guimaraes, J. B., Facchetti, L., Rigo, L., Garcia, D. L., Gama, P., Franc, B. L., & Nardo, L. (2016). The Role of PET/CT in the Assessment of Primary Bone Tumors. Current Radiology Reports, 4(10), [53].