FDG + bone scan combo could improve care, save $137M in reimbursements

December 18, 2012

Combining bone scintigraphy using sodium fluoride-18 ( 18F-- ) with 18F-FDG PET/CT, as opposed to performing two scans separately, has the potential to improve care for certain cancer patients and reduce healthcare costs, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine .