Since 1981, intraoperative bone scanning has been used at Stanford University Hospital to assist in the localization and excision of skeletal lesions in the surgical suite. The utility of bone scans to detect lesions not otherwise "visible" is valuable in guiding the surgeon to the pathological site. In addition, intraoperative scanning can define the exact amount of tissue to be excised, averting excessive surgery near joints or along weight-bearing bones. Seventeen cases are presented.
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