U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it appropriate to have a ct scan for a bone cyst?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Hematology and Oncology 50 years experience
Sometimes: The issue is usualy being sure it is a bone cyst and not something more sinister- so imaging is one way to help decide this- sometimes a simple xray picture suffices, sometimes a ct or mr scan or bone scan is needed. Sometimes there is enough uncertainty that a biopsy of the area is needed- often with just a needle.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
May not be necessary: If it is known to be a bone cyst (by x-rays perhaps), and there are no symptoms or concerns, then a ct is probably not necessary. However, if there is any question based on history or the x-ray appearance, then ct may be appropriate.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 37-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 68-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 28, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.