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Abnormal bone scan results

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Hot spot, cold spots: The radiologist looks for evidence of abnormal bone metabolism on the scans. These show up as darker "hot spots" and lighter "cold spots" where the tr... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 m... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Depends on reason: Answer depends on reason for having bone scan. Most common reasons include trauma, tumor, and infection.Focal usually means not covering a large area ... Read More
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
Many possibilities.: It depends why you had your bone scan done. Focal lesions means "localized" and can have various shapes (circular, linear..) and various localizations... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Keep drinking milk: There are many causes for osteopenia and they can include chronic diseases, smoking, low vitamin D levels and low physical activity. Calcium and vitam... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Azabache
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Inflammatory act: That is not normal It seems there is an increased radio nuclear activity near the superior lateral margin of the right orbital. This could be an infl... Read More
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Homogenous = normal: The term "homogenous" means something similar to consistent or equal. If there is homogenous uptake throughout the skeleton it means there are no abno... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Metastatic?: Suspicious for metastatic prostrate cancer to the bone. Any correlative x-ray studies, such as a plain film of the pelvis? What is the PSA result? I... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Prostate Carcinoma: A rising PSA is concerning for metastatic disease and yes a bone scan is in order. Painful bone metastases can commonly be treated successfully with e... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Painful TKR: A bone scan is only one element of working up a painful tkr. Expect also x-rays, blood tests, a joint aspiration, a labelled white cell study, and po... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It's normal: Increace activity= hot spots, like inflammation.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
"Lobulations": is not medical diagnosis or useful information with regard to your MRI results. Please consult with your doctor regarding how your imaging results may... Read More

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