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abnormal uptake bone scan

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience 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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Dr. Virginia Klaas
32 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Lots of metabolism: Intense uptake generally means lots of bone metabolism. One needs to see the pattern to make an assessment. This can be generalized, or patchy..Or in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience 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
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radiotracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 mi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Xray/exam: get a regular x-ray of the ribs and a physical exam.
A 46-year-old female asked:
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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
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Go. Back to surgeon: You need to go back to the surgeon whom I shall assume ordered the test. You need to talk to him about your options
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Possibly: Ask the people who are most knowledgeable about your status, your General Physician and your Orthopedic Surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The "problem": with bone scans is that they are NON-SPECIFIC, that is they do not make a diagnosis only indicate that bone pathology exists...this can vary froma rec ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Bone scans show increased bone production activity. Possible causes could be fracture, infection, charcot, and bone tumor.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
1) what was the : Reason you had the scan? Where was your issue? Increased uptake can mean many things. A bone scan results must take patient history, clinical findings ... Read More

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