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what does focal uptake mean

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Uncertainty: When a test result comes back as indeterminate, it means "inconclusive." In other words, the degree of uptake into the mediastinal nodes was neither ... Read More
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sarcoid?: It means that there is a slight uptake of radiolabeled sugar (glucose) in the middle of your chest. This may be normal, or may be nothing, or maybe sa ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Risk for MI.: This seems to suggest that the defined areas of the heart are at risk for damage. This seems to suggest that a blockage exists to the blood flow to t ... Read More
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Contrast imaging: I take it that you have had a contrast imaging of the knee. The term means that there is a filling defect in part of the knee (probably cartilage) th ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Overuse uptake: It means you did not give me enough information to help. Is this a bone scan? An X-ray or what?
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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
May be nothing: If the rest of the tests are normal, and the t3ru (t3 (liothyronine) resin uptake) is abnormal, the thyroid is probably working normally. T3ru reflect ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not much: There is some joint changes and bone inflemation were the ganglion cyst coming from.Good luck.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
If I understand the: Question correctly, the right kidney renogram shows decreased uptake of tracer, which means decreased kidney function, possibly chronic renal disease. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
50 years experience Radiology
May be hyperthyroid: Normally it should be 30% or less at 24 hr see an endocrinologist to evaluate hyperthyroidism.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
53 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Possible hypothyroid: Thyroid uptake depends on thyroid iodine trapping which is proportional to the rate at which the thyroid is making hormone. The total amount of iodine ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
36 years experience ADHD and Autism
Hyperactive Thyroid: It can mean hyperthyroid or TBG def.(thyroxine binding globulin).

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