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Ceretec bone scan

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Bone abnormalities: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 m... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Use a chart: There is no formula to convert t-scores to z-scores. The T-score compares your bone density with that of healthy young women. The z score compares yo... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Not usually: T scores are for patients over 18 yr and z scores for children under 18 yr. The controls for children are bases on ages, color, and sex. The t scores... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Not much.: A fraction of a ct scan dose.
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: Yes, but less than the one used in x-ray or ct scan.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Radiology 34 years experience
Nuclear Medicine: In a bone scan you are injected with a radioaactive isotope.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 55 years experience
Very simple: 2 types of bone scans - (1) whole body bone scan (wbbs) & (2) three phase bone scan. In either case you get an injection of a radioactive material and... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
A DEXA scan: Is commonly performed to evaluate bone mineralization. See your doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Should not be an issue.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Emission / transmiss: A bone scan images bone physiology... How the bone is metabolizing calcium. An x-ray looks at the anatomy of the bone. A bone scan is an emission scan... Read More

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