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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It means: there is an area of increased metabolic bone activity in that rib. Unfortunately, it is a very non specific finding and could be due to a variety of ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Decreased uptake: This means there's a spot with less uptake of the radioactive marker, which usually means less blood flow. Usually bone scans are used to look for are ... Read More
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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.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience in Sports Medicine
It depends: Bone scan is very sensitive for acute and subacute fractures. However, after a fracture is completely healed, often time years after the injury, bone ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
"SLIGHT": is a COMPLETELY SUBJECTIVE description.... and means absolutely nothing (to me) My opinion only! Dr Z
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Costochondritis: It might be costochondritis. But keep in mind that no test is 100% accurate so you may need to repeat one of those tests if your symptoms persist.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Costochondritis does not show up on x-ray. The density is concerning for cancer, and that is what the follow up studies are looking for. Good luck I h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: A normal ct scan and urinalysis would pretty much rule out an underlying urological problem. A normal MRI and bone scan would tend to rule out a signi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience in Radiology
It depends.....: Something on the ct of the abdomen may have lead to a search for metastatic disease. Perhaps a primary malignancy of the kidneys, bladder or prostate. ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Ask: It is important that you understand why you are having a test done. Nuclear scans are most often done to look at bones for infection or other illnesse ... Read More

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