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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Azabache
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Inflammatory act: That is not normal It seems there is an increased radio nuclear activity near the superior lateral margin of the right orbital. This could be an infl ... Read More
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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Bone scan: You need to discuss with your provider who ordered the test as bone scan can be difficult to read with out more information
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It means you: are fine, bone scan shows nothing remarkable
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone scan: The fact that the interpreting md. stated it appears unremarkable is an indication that your scan is normal. The description about the distribution is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
All the scan tells-: -you is there is more bone active in that are, does not tell you why. Can be as simple as this being your dominant extremity. Very dense uptake is som ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Infected 3d molar: It is rare for the infection to spread to the other parts of the body. If impacted wisdom tooth becomes infected, it may damage adjacent tooth or caus ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Autoimmune disease: Despite negative labs, you may still have some type of autoimmune disease. Chronic pain throughout the body is usually due to autoimmune disease. If t ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A bone scan : Will light up in regions of increased bone turnover like in a fracture or infection. Just because there is inflammation in a joint or pain does not me ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
55 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Very simple: 2 types of bone scans - (1) whole body bone scan (wbbs) & (2) three phase bone scan. In either case you get an injection of a radioactive material and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No: Gallium scanning involves greater irradiation and is non specific for tumor, infection , and bone abnormalities. Low radiation bone scan is specifical ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
25 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: Bone scan is very sensitive for acute and subacute fractures. However, after a fracture is completely healed, often time years after the injury, bone ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience 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

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