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can a bone scan show lupus

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes: Some tumors can be detected because bone agent localized in areas of necrotic tissue or in tumors with calcification.Examples include liver tumors, so ... Read More
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
18 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Tc-mdp is a common tracer used for bone scans. The delivery / localization of tracer relies on blood flow. Therefore areas of increased blood flow h ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
50 years experience Radiology
See answer: Likely you had an examination with tc-99m mdp and some of this agent is normally excreted in the kidneys and will appear on the bone scan.
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
42 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Normal finding: The radiotracer used for bone scans ( 99mtc-mdp) is mainly excreted by the kidneys. Therefore, not seeing the kidneys would be abnormal. Kidneys are a ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Usually normal: 50% of bone agent technetium 99m mdp is excreted normally on bone scan sometimes visualization of kidneys can coincidentally detect urinary tract obst ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
46 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Smart question: I wondered about that myself. It could be the balance between blastic (forming) and clastic (dissolving) bone which determines the lighting process. U ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
18 years experience Nuclear Medicine
It's complicated...: Purely lytic lesions which can be seen in diseases such as multiple myeloma may not show up on tc bone scan and these lesions may be cold on bone scan ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
osteoclastic - cold: Lytic lesions can be cold(photogenic) on bone scan if host bone does not react or tumor growing too fast to allow host response with reparative bone ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not to worry: 'Old' fractures depending on their 'age' frequently will not 'light up' or show any increased uptake on bone scans especially in younger patients. No ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience 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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
An up turning zyfoid: process which is the lowest segment of the sternum is the most likely answer. Especially so in thinner people or those who have lost weight recently. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Discuss w/oncologist: Prostate cancer which has spread to bone is not curable WITH CURRENTLY AVAILABLE treatments. However, current treatments can improve quality of life ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Bone scan: A nuclear bone scan may show hairline fractures, bone loss, infection or small tumors not visible on xray. It may also confirm the presence of arthrit ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Dxa for bone density: Bone scan involves injection of isotope and subsequent imaging of skeleton looking for abnormal areas of bone metabolism.Mineralization is determined ... Read More

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