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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Overall body pain: is classic for osteomalacia. On the other hand, the question is how this diagnosis was established and why you would at a relatively young age have th ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Bony : Bony metastatic disease refers to cancer that has spread from another site to the bone, commonly called mets; (according to this report the mets are f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Imaging of skeleton: Bone scans differ at different institutions.All involve IV injection of radiopharmaceutical usually tc99m mdp, related to phosphorous, deposited in sk ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely as B Scan: will not help in making that determination. He will take a proper HX and do a clinical Exam to ensure the Dx is in keeping with your symptoms. He migh ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bone scan: Used to determine the presence of lesions in bone which may be due to a variety of causes. This helps to locate such lesions and to assess the extent ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Very safe: Injection of isotope technetium 99m mdp and visualization of skeleton looking for areas of abnormal uptake. Side effects include sometimes some bleedi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
No iodine bone scan: Nuclear medicine bone scans are performed using a radionuclide called tc 99m mdp. It is a radioactive particle tagged to a molecule involved in bone ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience in Radiology
PET/CT scan: You need to fast for 4 hours first, then you will recieve an injection of a small amount of radioactive glucose (i.e. Sugar). Next you will sit in a r ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience in Radiology
It could...: But does not always do so.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Depends: Varies by hospital, are you insured? If not then hospital will try to charge you their rack rate. This rate is often heavily discounted after negotiat ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
CT vs bone scan: The amount of CT radiation exposure depends on the type of CT. Average effective radiation dose for bone scan is about 6 mSv. Dose for head CT is 2mS ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
19 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience in Radiology
no: Orbital ct is tailored to look specifically at the eyes. Sinus ct is tailored to look at the paranasal sinuses.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Chou
18 years experience in Anesthesiology
Just for children: Young children will generally be put to sleep. The rest will at least get local anesthesia which is like novacaine over the hip.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not great: X-RAYs are relatively insensitive in the detection of early or small metastatic lesions. Although CT scans are superior, CT scanning is relatively ins ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not much: Positron emission tomography ( pet scan) combined with ct scan is very accurate in detecting not only bone ( both primary and metastatic ) other mal ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
PET scan: I do believe that pet is better in the early stages especially for detecting bone marrow metastatic disease and osteoplastic bone changes.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Not usually: Not usually nuclear medicine affecting ct but the opposite. However ct scan with intravenous iodine contrast materials can affect thyroid scans and th ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the technical parameters of the scans, particularly the CT scan. The exposure from the CT scan could potentially be more, about the same, or lass t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
51 years experience in Cardiology
Inject radioactive: A perfusion lung scan is done by injectecting a low-dose radioactive tracer into a vein and taking images showing where blood flow is going in the lun ... Read More
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