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focal tracer uptake in vertebra

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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

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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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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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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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies in part on the type of scan you underwent and the timing of when your knee replace my was done as well. A standard bone scan will light up ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activi ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Correct.: In the absence of long standing prior trauma or metabolic disease history, these findings in an otherwise healthy 66 y/o male would most frequently be ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Did you: have some type of nuclear medicine scan? If the agent is eliminated (excreted) by the kidneys into the urine, it will end up in the bladder. That is ... Read More

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