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focal increased radiotracer uptake

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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Bone scan: I assume this is a bone scan. Increased uptake means a site of abnormal increased bone metabolic activity, which is usually a response to trauma, in ... Read More

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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The bone scan: is "active" with ANY INFLAMMATORY process including degenerative arthritis which may be the reason in your case! IT'S A NON-SPECIFIC FINDING!!!!!!!!!! ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The "problem": with bone scans is that they are NON-SPECIFIC, that is they do not make a diagnosis only indicate that bone pathology exists...this can vary froma rec ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: they are describing the joints joining you ribs with your breast bone (stenum) Since there is constant motion in these joints the bone scan is proba ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unclear story: Increased tracer uptake may or may not be pathological- arthritic joints in the neck will commonly have increased uptake. If it is in the vertebral b ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone scan?: Did you have a bone scan done? Assuming that is the case, a chemical (tracer) is injected into the body and will "light up" anywhere there is increas ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends upon: the tracer used and the imaging technique. Perhaps you could ask the question again and give us more details Dr Z
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer: The kidneys and bladder are normally visualized with a routine bone scan. Decrease visualization and activity generally reflects decreased renal funct ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
If I understand the : Question correctly, the left kidney renogram shows decreased uptake of tracer, which means decreased kidney function. The negligible wash out means l ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: a mass or other inflammatory problem that is now bleeding. I would seek the attention of your primary care physician
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