A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it appropriate to have a ct scan for a bone cyst?
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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.
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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.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2015
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