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Tracer uptake on bone scan

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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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. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Xray/exam: get a regular x-ray of the ribs and a physical exam.
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Homogenous = normal: The term "homogenous" means something similar to consistent or equal. If there is homogenous uptake throughout the skeleton it means there are no abno ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Increased activity: Strong uptake on bone scan means increased metabolic bone activity. This could indicate inflammation, fracture, infection, and/or bone tumor. These ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tracer uptake: Read the report. But it sounds like it means that there is increased bone metabolism at that location. The radiopharmaceutical maps calcium activity ( ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibility of death: Is rather rare from an allergy. Make sure you mention your allergies to the technician/rediologist. There are alternatives tracers which they might be ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Go. Back to surgeon: You need to go back to the surgeon whom I shall assume ordered the test. You need to talk to him about your options

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