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F 18 sodium fluoride positron emission tomography (… SOH-dee-um FLOOR-ide PAH- zih-tron ee-MIH-shun toh-MAH-gruh-fee)

A procedure used to find out if cancer has spread to the bone. A small amount of a radioactive
substance called fluorine F 18 sodium fluoride is injected into a vein. A PET scan is then used
to make detailed pictures of the bones. Bones with cancer in them take up more fluorine F18
sodium fluoride than normal bones do. Also called F-18 NaF PET and fluorine F 18 sodium
fluoride PET.

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