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Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. what is the meaning?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It's normal: Increace activity= hot spots, like inflammation.
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 19 years experience
Bone Scan...: It means that the rest of the skeleton is normal. Axial skeleton usually refers to the skull, vertebrae (spine), and ribs. Appendicular basically refers to arms, legs, and pelvis.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Rest of bones normal: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton.
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Last updated May 7, 2014

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