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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Cancer or pain: Usually in adults it is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Cancer or pain: Usually in adults it is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures and other bone problems ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience in Urology
Radioactive "dye": A bone scan is usually used to assess the whole skeleton for cancer spread, to look at specific bone sites for fracture or for bone infections. The p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
The bones,: In a fashion similar to that of a skeleton. No areas of "hot spots" or "cold spots".
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
normal uptake: 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 member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Bone function: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton.Scan with camera: early phase(5-10 m ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
DEXA scores: You should not have to convert t scores to z scores when you receive your DEXA results, which report your bone density. They are statistical terms th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
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