18F sodium fluoride PET bone scan: Initial experience

Geoff Currie, John Barlow, Elizabeth Brettschneider, Michael Crook

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A number of 99Mo shortages in Australia in 2018 and 2019 drove lobbying for substitution of some PET procedures as equivalent for the same Medicare rebate/reimbursement approved for general nuclear medicine. Approval of 18F NaF bone PET as a substitute for bone scans in all pathologies had the largest impact with respect to patient numbers and relieving 99m Tc utilisation. This review provides a case-based insight into the initial experience of using 18F NaF PET bone scanning as a substitute for 99m Tc based bone scanning on a gamma camera; highlighting application in a variety of pathologies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1000409
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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