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How do bone scans predict prostate cancer?

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Bone scans create images of bones on a computer screen or film. The patient is injected with a small amount of radioactive material that travels through the bloodstream. The computer screen detects radioactive material that has collected in abnormal areas of the bone.

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Prostate Cancer Research Institute.

National Cancer Institute. 

American Cancer Society.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 8, 2018

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SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute.

National Cancer Institute. 

American Cancer Society.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 8, 2018

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