Are routine skeletal survey X-rays still recommended?

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian GM Durie explains why a baseline skeletal survey may be helpful, but more sensitive imaging is more precise.

BOTTOM LINE:
Rather than skeletal surveys, opt for MRI, CT-scans, or PET-CT scans to search for myeloma bone lesions.

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