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focal tracer uptake in bones

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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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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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 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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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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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. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: Much more info is needed. Why was the scan done? What medical conditions exist? Talk to the doctor who ordered it. Best wishes.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Xray/exam: get a regular x-ray of the ribs and a physical exam.
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Homogenous = normal: The term "homogenous" means something similar to consistent or equal. If there is homogenous uptake throughout the skeleton it means there are no abno ... Read More

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