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Abnormal increased uptake

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not much: There is some joint changes and bone inflemation were the ganglion cyst coming from.Good luck.
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
Depends on the scan: A lymph node can be seen on various types of scan. It can be the result of an extravasation at the site of radionuclide injection in the case of a bon... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 41 years experience
Muscle and fascia: Si joint and pelvic pain can be caused by thigh, pelvic, gluteal, and abdominal muscles and fascia. Perhaps find someone who can examine you who is ex... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
What kind of scan?: This sounds like a gall bladder scan? If so these are signs that something is bothering it. Further checking with primary care physician will give y... Read More
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
It is abnormal: This sounds like a liver spleen scan. Heterogeneous uptake is an indication of an abnormal liver but is not specific. Did you have any other tests? ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Low or high?: Low uptake could indicate hypothyroidism, while high uptake might indicate hyperthyroidism (grave's disease). The test (scan) you had would have als... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: Much more info is needed. Why was the scan done? What medical conditions exist? Talk to the doctor who ordered it. Best wishes.
A member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
PET Scan...: This PET scan is saying there is a lesion measuring 5x5 centimeters that is active physiologically-that is, it is using the isotope given during the s... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Bone scan: I assume this is a bone scan. Increased uptake means a site of abnormal increased bone metabolic activity, which is usually a response to trauma, in... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Bone scan: Uptake means there is simply bone turnover or bone production and degradation in the form of cellular activity. Diagnosis includes fracture arthritis ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
All imaging and laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position... Read More

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