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what can i do if my latest bone scan shows results in both focal and linear areas, what is the difference?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends on reason: Answer depends on reason for having bone scan. Most common reasons include trauma, tumor, and infection.Focal usually means not covering a large area of bone linear areas of activity are more commonly fractures. Every bone scan should be interpreted with clinical information for most acccurate interpretation.
Answered on May 26, 2013

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