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What Test Would Indicate Necrosis in the Jaw Bone?

04/21/2008

Question:

Will a PET SCAN indicate necrosis of the jawbone; if not, what test would do so?

Answer:

The diagnosis of osteonecrosis of the jaw is made by looking in the mouth and seeing exposed jaw bone.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati