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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Increased activity: Strong uptake on bone scan means increased metabolic bone activity. This could indicate inflammation, fracture, infection, and/or bone tumor. These ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Tracer uptake: Read the report. But it sounds like it means that there is increased bone metabolism at that location. The radiopharmaceutical maps calcium activity ( ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Xray/exam: get a regular x-ray of the ribs and a physical exam.
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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. 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
"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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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Misinformation: These scans can show the bone especially the ct. They are designed to see the brain when done in that area but the bones can be seen and can give indi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
No iodine bone scan: Nuclear medicine bone scans are performed using a radionuclide called tc 99m mdp. It is a radioactive particle tagged to a molecule involved in bone ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hilar Nodes: The CT scan is a very sensitive test and when they scanned your back, they are seeing Lymph nodes. This is supra hilar of what location, your lesion i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
19 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Very unlikely: positive bone scan does not mean cancer any recent activity in the bone from recent healing,to a inflammation,to possible infection will cause hot spo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Need more evaluation: It is very difficult to diagnose a brain tumor on a non-contrast ct scan. I would recommend getting a brain MRI with contrast (called gadolinium). M ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not much: Positron emission tomography ( pet scan) combined with ct scan is very accurate in detecting not only bone ( both primary and metastatic ) other mal ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bone scan: Used to determine the presence of lesions in bone which may be due to a variety of causes. This helps to locate such lesions and to assess the extent ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience in Radiology
No: SUV has no bearing on the aggressiveness of the cancer. It is a relative measure of the glucose metabolism. In fact, some very aggressive tumors hav ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not great: X-RAYs are relatively insensitive in the detection of early or small metastatic lesions. Although CT scans are superior, CT scanning is relatively ins ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Probably OK: Some researchers use SUVmax of 4.1 before calling the pituitary abnormal. In those cases when the pituitary does have increased FDG uptake, a normal M ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
GoBackToThePetBox: At your age the thymus is considered a residual organ, kind of like your appendix.Now,there are some theories as to its function later in life (an imm ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Quantify bonemineral: The DEXA scan is a special x-ray scan designed to quantify bone mineral density (bmd) in the spine, hips and forearm. These bmd values are calculated ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
Depends: This depends on the organ of interest. This is not uncommon with the ovaries and uterus as us has an advantage. This is same with the breasts as well. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hot/cold nodule: To differentiate hot vs cold nodule.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps: Discuss your situation with your primary doctor or the one who ordered those tests. If you are feeling uncomfortable, it may be good to get a second o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Her Doctor has answe: This Calcium level is clearly abnormal. Besides cancer, there are some benign causes of High Calcium,one being Hyper-Parathyroidism which is often cau ... Read More
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