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bone marrow

The soft, spongy material inside bones. Bone marrow contains stem cells that produce red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

radioisotope bone scan

A scan using small amounts of radioisotope to find areas of bone where there is cancer….

bone scan

A technique to create images of bones on a computer screen. A small amount of radioactive dye is injected into a vein. It collects in the bones and is detected by a scanning machine.

granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

A protein that helps increase the bone marrow production of certain white blood cells called neutrophils, which fight infection.

craniectomy

An operation to open the skull by removing some bone in order to access the brain. The bone is not replaced due to swelling.

ethmoid sinuses

Sinuses located behind the ethmoid bone in the skull.

pelvic sidewall

A structure of bone and ligament on the side of the pelvis….

osteoporosis

When the bones become brittle as a result of the loss of calcium. This thinning of the bones can lead to bone pain and fractures….

osteoradionecrosis (ORN)

A breakdown of bone tissue due to radiation therapy treatment.