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what does mildly increased activity demonstrated diffusely throughout the calvarium on a bone scan mean

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more informatio: Tell us your history, diagnosis and why you had the bone scan done in the first place?. Without this info, we are not able to help you or explain wha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: What does "PSA" mean in this question? A blood test or a clinical syndrome? Please specify it so an answer to the point could be given. Bone scan show ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Bone scan: Uptake means there is simply bone turnover or bone production and degradation in the form of cellular activity. Diagnosis includes fracture arthritis ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Azabache
41 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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease?. What did ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Ask your doc...: FDG-enhanced PET/CT is to show the unusual increase or decrease in glucose metabolism at certain areas of the body especially inside a mass - before o ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sounds: Like you have simple cysts in the liver which are benign.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Normal finding: this is a normal finding,
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Hard to say: It means that your cervix is somewhat dark appearing on the scan. The cervix can have many appearances all of which can be normal. Just follow up with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Needs evaluation: Unless you lift pianos for a living, then you should not be getting vertebral compression fractures at age 39. Have you had your ovaries removed? If ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
See below: Anatral means anterior (this is likely voice recognition software mistake as radiologists dictate their report) and it most likely means - mass effect ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Atrophy: Renal cortical thinning is seen due to functional loss of nephrons. There are many causes of "medical renal disease"which result in atrophy. Hypertens ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
27 years experience Neurology
Problem with machine: This description is given when there is a part of the scan that is blurry. There is an increased signal which looks specific for a pattern that shows ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means: there are no bone lesions or abnormalities to suggest bone malignancy/metastases. In other words, normal.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Peirce
Specializes in Radiology
Normal lymph node: Normal lymph nodes in the neck are 10 mm or less in axial diameter. We would expect to find lymph nodes this size under normal circumstances.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Reticular Opacity: There is a reason why CT scan of chest was ordered by your doctor. This finding needs to be correlated to your clinical symptoms and previous history ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
MRi: Often a normal finding, but in one study 6 percent of people with this finding on MRI had a cancer of some type. Worth talking with your doctor about.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It generally means: it is of lower density than normal liver tissue. For example, a liver cyst, containing fluid, would be hypoattenuating compared to solid liver tissue ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
What kind of scan?: This sounds like a gall bladder scan? If so these are signs that something is bothering it. Further checking with primary care physician will give y ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably fatty liver: vs. poor scan quality (in opinion of the physician dictating the interpretation). Look up: https://www.google.com/#q=low%20attenuation%20hepatic%20par ... Read More
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