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Photopenia

A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Usually necrosis: PET scan uses F18 FDG (a glucose metabolite) to localize active metabolic processes such as tumors. The uptake of the radiopharmaceutical is considere... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Radiologist: In cases like this I believe that your physician should sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your studies and ask what the different possibil... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Less dense: Likely that you are looking at a report of an X-ray. There is a standard density that bone has. On an X-ray anything with an appearance more dense t... Read More
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Dr. Steven Simon
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Thinning bone: The stronger the bone the whiter the picture on x Ray. As age,or lack of calcium occurs, the density of bone suffers and this is reflected on the film... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not enough info: There's not enough information to comment. It can be a breast artifact. If there's no wall motion abnormality, it's very likely an artifact.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Photopsia, a sensation of light when one is not present, can take any shape, size or location, depending on what is causing it.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Reduced uptake: Photopenia (cold) means reduction of photons being imaged in nuclear medicine or PET imaging. Increased uptake is usually active or hot. On bone scans... Read More
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Dr. Jane Chung
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Photopenic: Area in liver with reduced ability to absorb photons. Review with the Radiologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Oyakawa
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Eye exam: Photopsia is a general term. It may be due to migraines is if it lasts for minutes. It is of retinal origin if it lasts for seconds. You need to... Read More

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