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Increased tracer uptake in the cervical spine

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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
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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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Dense bone: The skull rests on the first cervical vertebra, sometimes called the ATLAS, which is shaped like a ring. The second vertebra or AXIS has a thumb shap ... Read More
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A female asked:
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical fusion: If a cervical spine fusion does not heal/fuse this is called a pseudoarthrosis. A cervical pseudoarthrosis can often be stable and not painful and do ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on your: Level of symptoms. Generally, simple stretching and range of motion exercises especially in a hot shower can help. Isometric exercises as well as post ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cabry
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Not fast: Although the spine can suffer vertebral fractures from osteoporosis, cervical spine fragility fractures are very uncommon. You are more likely to suf ... Read More
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