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What does "uptake" mean on a bone scan as in "mildly increased uptake involving the right c6-c7 facet joint?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Bone scan: Uptake means there is simply bone turnover or bone production and degradation in the form of cellular activity. Diagnosis includes fracture arthritis infection tumor anything that dynamically affects bone A bone scan is not an absolute and MUST be correlated with a clinical question plain X-rays and a working differential diagnosis. You must speak to the ordering or treating physician !!!!

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