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homogenous tracer uptake

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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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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. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Early gout?: Early gout, among others, may affect preferentially the big toes.
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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. 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
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
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Contrast imaging: I take it that you have had a contrast imaging of the knee. The term means that there is a filling defect in part of the knee (probably cartilage) th ... Read More
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Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unnecessary unless your physician feels it would be helpful.
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Dr. Benson Yu
Dr. Benson Yu answered
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood tes ... Read More
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