I am having breast surgery next week. The MRI showed a spot on the vetibra and no mass, but a different lighting on in the right back. I asked for a bone scan before surgery. Was that the right thing to do? Or should I ask for a PET scan?
You could either ask for a total body bone scan or PET scan. The bone scan can detect possible bone involvement by cancer. False positive result may come from degenerative changes in bone as a result of aging, or when there is a history of bone fracture in the past. A PET scan will detect possible involvement of the other organs by cancer. The radiotracer will concentrate on areas with involvement.
Good luck on your surgery.
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