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Advances in medical imaging applied to bone metastases
González Sistal, Ángel; Baltasar Sánchez, Alicia; Herranz Carnero, Michel; Ruibal Morell, Álvaro
Universitat de Barcelona
Bone metastases are the result of a primary cancer invasion which spreads into the bone marrow through the lymphogenous or hematogenous pathways. Bone metastases are a common complication of cancer.The primary cancers that most frequently metastasize to bone are breast and prostate cancer (65 - 75 %) amongst many others (thyroid 42 %, lung 36 % or kidney 35 %) (Suva et al., 2011). Although the exact incidence of bone metastases is unknown given its dependence on the type of primary cancer, it is estimated that 350,000 people die of bone metastases annually in the United States.
[Okechukwu Felix Erondu, Ed.] Medical Imaging, 2011, p.339-354
2012-01-30
Ossos
Metàstasi
Radiologia mèdica
Bones
Metastasis
Medical radiology
cc-by (c) González Sistal et al., 2011
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es
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