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Abnormal increased uptake

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 43 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
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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 42 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 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
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine 19 years experience
Several things: The result of a thyroid uptake test could be abnormally increased or decreased. In the usa, the normal thyroid uptake range is approximately 10-30% at... Read More
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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See below: High uptake suggest hyperthyroidism and low uptake may suggest hypothyroidism and its multiple variations. See your doctor to discuss results of the t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & 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.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 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
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
translation= focal is a derivative of focus meaning the uptake is most apparent at that location
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 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
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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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