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Title: Advances in medical imaging applied to bone metastases
Author: González Sistal, Ángel
Baltasar Sánchez, Alicia
Herranz Carnero, Michel
Ruibal Morell, Álvaro
Keywords: Ossos
Radiologia mèdica
Medical radiology
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: InTech
Abstract: 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.
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It is part of: Capítol del llibre: [Okechukwu Felix Erondu, Ed.] Medical Imaging, 2011, InTech Open. ISBN: 978-953-51-6615-3. DOI: 10.5772/1231. p.339-354
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ISBN: 978-953-307-774-1
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