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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 and other bone problems ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
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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 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Not much.: A fraction of a ct scan dose.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience in Radiology
It could...: But does not always do so.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Osteomalacia: No. A Dexa detects osteoporosis, or decreased amount of bone matrix. Osteomalacia is an abnormal type of bone, soft bones, abnormal building process. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience in Radiology
no: Orbital ct is tailored to look specifically at the eyes. Sinus ct is tailored to look at the paranasal sinuses.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
No iodine bone scan: Nuclear medicine bone scans are performed using a radionuclide called tc 99m mdp. It is a radioactive particle tagged to a molecule involved in bone ... 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not much: Positron emission tomography ( pet scan) combined with ct scan is very accurate in detecting not only bone ( both primary and metastatic ) other mal ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
19 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience in Radiology
No: If the scan is bring done to screen to screen for lung cancer in a high risk patient (more than 50 pack years) with no symptoms then IV contrast is no ... Read More
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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 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 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
CT scan: A ct scan is fairly accurate and standard of care when scanning for avn. At 5 months, it is usually very specific to determine presence of avn.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not great: X-RAYs are relatively insensitive in the detection of early or small metastatic lesions. Although CT scans are superior, CT scanning is relatively ins ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
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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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Look outside lung: Yes CT scans can miss SCLC, especially if the scan is not a 'high resolution' scan with sufficient overlap. However, with 2 negative scans, you should ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
STRESSFX: If there is no pain do nothing . If painful get MRI of that spot to confirm diagnosis.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Yes: The bone scan shows areas of active bone deposition as "hot". Osteopenia won't be diagnosed as this denotes loss of bone density. Degenerative disc di ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Her Doctor has answe: This Calcium level is clearly abnormal. Besides cancer, there are some benign causes of High Calcium,one being Hyper-Parathyroidism which is often cau ... Read More
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