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increased tracer uptake in the cervical spine/ body scan. neck pain associated w/ torn labrum. copd diagnosis as well. is this worth a second look?

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Dr. Jason Marchetti
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Unclear story: Increased tracer uptake may or may not be pathological- arthritic joints in the neck will commonly have increased uptake. If it is in the vertebral bone itself, that is unusual and would need a "second look". A "torn labrum" would suggest shoulder pathology, not the neck- you may simply have your terms confused. Obviously, you had a test done for a reason so need to f/u with the ordering doc.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2017

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