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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Azabache
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
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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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Dural calcifications: The dura is the membrane that lines the outside of the brain. Sometimes dural calcification can be an incidental finding and of no concern, especiall ... Read More
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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get 3rd opinion: Everyone has lapses. Where there's differences of opinion, get the thoughts of a third physician -- a radiologist familiar with the clinical situation ... Read More
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
19 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
MRI is best for...: New onset/recent avn. Bone scan is next, especially with a technique called spect/ct, and ct is third. Once avn is being repaired by the body, it c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Seek medical check u: You need to tell us about your complete blood report like your Hemoglobin, Platelets and differential count(What type of white cells make up your WBC ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
55 years experience in Hematology
RBC appearance: The microscopic appearance of your RBCs can be helpful in establishing a diagnosis.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Imaging of your body: A ct scan uses x-rays to create a cross sectional image of the body part affected. It is particularly useful at identifying bony problems, the presenc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Difficult to say: based on limited info. A suspicious permeative bone lesion could mean infection of the bone(did the CT show sinusitis?) or possibly neoplasm, so you n ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Generally,: finding a meniscal tear and bone spurs on a knee MRI doesn't require a bone scan for further evaluation. There must be something else they are concer ... Read More
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Multiple: There are many causes for pulmonary nodules, which can be broken down into benign or malignant. There are a large number of causes for benign nodules, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It means: that there are no significant abnormalities, the scan is essentially normal.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Why the tests?: All results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that , ... Read More
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Ct of temporal area of skull shows mastoids, ear contents, and tempomandibular joint. Gross bony abnormalities, subluxation, and arthritic changes (jo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes but you need to: State what the findings are for me to do this.

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