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focal tracer uptake in L5 vertebra

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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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is a vertebral body at the bottom of the spine.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
So your GP gave you: the correct diagnosis now you have to wait for the problem to resolve. Look up recommendations for ruptured lumbar disc on the internet and follow the ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is fine: Typically spina bifida occulta is not highly destabilized and more of an incidental finding. The scoliosis should also not be a huge problem. My recom ... 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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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Early gout?: Early gout, among others, may affect preferentially the big toes.
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Anatomical variation: Simple put, the last lumbar vertebra did not know if it wanted to live in the lumbar spine or the sacrum. So usually one side looks like a sacral vert ... Read More
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