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Kirk PS, Borza T, Caram MEV
Characterising potential bone scan overuse amongst men treated with radical prostatectomy.
The authors characterized bone scan use after radical prostatectomy (RP) using data from a large, national integrated delivery system. They found a substantial rate of bone scan utilization after RP. The majority were performed for prostate-specific antigen levels in which the likelihood of a positive test was low. They recommended more judicious use of imaging in the post-RP setting.
Citation: Kirk PS, Borza T, Caram MEV . Characterising potential bone scan overuse amongst men treated with radical prostatectomy. BJU Int 2019 Jul;124(1):55-61. doi: 10.1111/bju.14551..
Keywords: Cancer: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Surgery, Imaging, Healthcare Utilization