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Bone Scan Shows Breasts White
Does cancer how up on exrays does cancer show up on exrays taken ofhips they said it was burstisus I am a cancer survivor since 2007 clear test results clear lympnodes clear bone scan clear margins in stsge 1 breast cancer
Possibly: If the xray examination of the hip shows bone destruction or increased bone formation. On xray there has to be at least 40% destruction of bone for it to be visible. A normal bone scan is much more sensitive for detecting involvement of bone by tumor. If your bone scan is normal, the presence of tumor is unlikely. It is likely that your pain is from benign process such as bursitis or arthritis. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Had bone scan with radioactive dye @15yrs due to unexplained pain. Later told most dye had concentrated in breasts. Why would it? Possible reasons?
I had an X-ray of my chest under my left breast and radiologist said There was a dense area and would like a nuclear bone scan. What does this mean?
Ask: It is important that you understand why you are having a test done. Nuclear scans are most often done to look at bones for infection or other illnesses. But do ask your doctor what he/she is looking for. All the best. ...Read more
My Mom has pain under left breast by her ribs. She had an X-ray, dr said there was a dense area, wants to do a nuclear bone scan. Costochondritis?
I am a breast cancer survivor since 2007. I had clear test results, clear margins, clear lymphnodes and bone scan in 2007. Now, I am having pain in hips. Why could it be?
Every how many months shall I have my chest xray, breast ultrasound, liver ultrasound and bone scan?
Depends: If you are healthy, never. If you are sick, depends upon the disease and whether the scans change management. ...Read more
I had chemo for breast cancer and a bone scan indicated a spot on my clavicle. My br cancer is gone but not the spot on the clavicle. What is it?
Hard to answer: Without seeing the images it's difficult to answer this question. Where in the clavicle (i. E mid vs at sternoclavicular joint), morphology of the lesion and correlation to cross-sectional imaging like ct/mri are important in further delineating the possible etiology of the "spot" (increased uptake in radiology lingo). It's also important to mention if you had trauma to the area. Talk to your doc! ...Read more
I went for blood tests today to check tumour markers as I have previous breast cancer history. I ould only get 2 tubes of blood but needed 4. I am also going for a bone scan. Opinions?
Ask your doc: You should ask your treating physician if the extra tubes are necessary. If they are return to the lab once you are fully hydrated. ...Read more
Oct 2012-pet scan done with 2 areas of concern after breast cancer dx.... Had biopsy and bone scan that were both neg... All cancer treatment done and #2 pet showed same areas-no change. Why bone scan?
D/w your MD: The best person to answer your question is your doctor. Have a discussion with your doctor and see what the reason is. Most likely is the same reason your doctor did the bone scan last time- to ensure that this is also unchanged on the bone scan. Unlike the bone scan, the pet scan was not done dedicated only to check the bone. What is your cancer marker, alkaline phosphatase level? D/w your md. ...Read more
I'm a stage 3 breast cancer patient every how many months shall I have my xray. Liver ultrsound, breast ultrasound and bone scan?
No specific guidelines.
I don't routinely get scans. I do history and physical and lab tests (including tumor markers) regularly, depending on the patient and her disease features. If there is a new symptom or finding, scans will be obtained as appropriate. ...Read more
Many reasons: If ct of abdomen showed abnormality in kidney or bladder suspicious for cancer. Abnormalities in other organs such as liver, pancreas, bowel can also be seen. Ct exam also demonstrates lower lung field and if something a nodule or pleural effusion was visualized. A bone scan is survey looking for metastatic bone disease. Sometimes bone abnormalities suspicious for tumor can also be detected on ct. ...Read more
I have been having ribs pain for last 6 months. I had all tests like chest mri, bone scan, xray, blood work and every thing came out normal. Is dis costo?
Anterior rib pain: Pain or tenderness to palpation usually anteriorly, affect multiple ribs usually 5th to 7th, worsened with coughing, deep breathing, or physical activity. Costochondritis may be treated with physical therapy or with nonsteroidal medication. The symptoms are usually self limited. Severe form with pain and swelling named tietze syndrome. Many other causes of chest pain can occur. ...Read more
I have had four x-rays for my chest, one CT of my abdomenand one bone scan. I am worried whether I have an increased chance of developing cancer from this radiation.
Don't worry : The amt from the x-rays is almost nothing. Similar to air travel which I assume you don't worry about getting cancer. One ct scan of the abdomen and a bone scan are equivalent to about 7 years of normal life in the us. So same amt of radiation from sun and cosmic rays in that time. Radiation from imaging at those levels has never been shown to cause cancer. ...Read more
Still having back/chest pain/cough. Chest xray blood work EKG bone scan blood pressure all normal what should I do next and really worriedit bserious?
? walking pneumonia: Normal chest x-ray usually eliminates serious possibilities such as tumor, large consolidation, and cardiac enlargement. If chronic cough are several possibilities. Physical exam would hear wheezing related to asthma. A common problem is walking pneumonia or mycoplasma pneumonia which many radiologists do not recognize subtle interstitial findings on radiograph. See dr. For appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
I have had burning chest pain for 8 months. I had MRI, CT nuclear bone scan and intercostal nerve block and GI workup. What should I do now?
May be refrred pIN: It may be myofascial pain such as a Janet travel local myofascial pain site ans thus referred pain. Ask your physicians to check for this. ...Read more
Up GI normal heart normal tests gb normal liver normal pancreas normal bone scan normal kidney spine MRI normal brest mg normal why i, m have chest pa?
Many causes: There are many causes of chest pain. With your various tests you have eliminated a lot of serious causes. You did not mention testing for any heart problem. Another commn cause includes gastroesophageal reflux. Sometimes a skeletal problem such as costochondritis, inflammation in anterior rib, or musclce strain can cause pain. You should go over test results and physical examination with your doctor. ...Read more
Mom's pth-peptide level is 35& her calcium level is 13 Chest xray normal., CT scan done, no results yet. Bone scan tomorrow. Where is the cancer?
May have no CA: 15 to 65 pq / mL. is the range of parathormone in the serum. The only question is the slightly elevated bone calcium which might be associated with bone mets. This should show up on the scan. When parathormone is elevated it is usually derived from the parathyroid glands which might be hyperplastic or have a tumor. Occassionally an elevated parathormone level is seen in myeloma. ...Read more
Yes: Tc-mdp is a common tracer used for bone scans. The delivery / localization of tracer relies on blood flow. Therefore, areas of increased blood flow have higher delivery of tracer. In addition, any actively calcifying process can show tracer uptake. Liver metastases from colon cancer are often seen on bone scan. ...Read more
Depends: Bone scan will usually show bone metastases (spread) from certain cancers that often spread to bone (for example prostate, breast cancer). Primary cancer in the soft tissues will usually not show on bone scan. Other things that will show up on bone scan include areas of bony degeneration or fractures. ...Read more
Will lytic lesions light up on bone scan? Doesn't it just show osteoblastic activity, not -clastic? Or do osteoclastic maybe show up as "cold spots"?
osteoclastic - cold: Lytic lesions can be cold(photogenic) on bone scan if host bone does not react or tumor growing too fast to allow host response with reparative bone. Some times bone infection will be under pressure and not allow blood to deliver isotope to area and it will be cold. Osteoblastic or repair activity usually shows as increased uptake. Myeloma can induce osteoclastic activity, cold lesions in bone. ...Read more
What can I do if my latest bone scan shows results in both focal and linear areas, what is the difference?
Many possibilities.: It depends on why you had your bone scan done. Focal lesions means "localized" and can have various shapes (circular, linear.) and various localizations. A linear lesion usually means a fracture or compression such as seen in the vertebral column. These are two different descriptive terminologies. Again, it should be easier to respond to your answer if we had the results of your scan. Good luck. ...Read more
My brother has a hard lump just below his xyphoid process. Xrays and density bone scan show nothing. It doesn't hurt or move around. What could it be.
An up turning zyfoid: Process which is the lowest segment of the sternum is the most likely answer. Especially so in thinner people or those who have lost weight recently. It is just an anatomical variant. Those who had" beer bellies" & subsequently lost weight are more prone 2 this. The diagram shows it. Way at the lower end of the sternum. ...Read more
Mri shows three lobulations in bone above knee. Bone scan says everything ok. How could mri and bone scan show two different results?
Different studies: The meaning of "lobulations" in the bone on an MRI study is uncertain. This may mean an osteophyte, cortical thickening, old trauma, a normal variant, or something else. The bone scan measures bone chemistry and activity such as repair of the bone. When the bone scan is normal with these findings on MRI, it means normal bone chemistry, and indicates a non serious problem. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a bone scan reveals that portions of the skeleton show greater than normal deminderalization, what hormone causes this?
Dxa for bone density: Bone scan involves injection of isotope and subsequent imaging of skeleton looking for abnormal areas of bone metabolism. Mineralization is determined by DXA scan, (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) where mineralization of whole body, hips;, lumbar spine, and sometimes wrist are imaged. Dxa uses low dose x-rays to assess bone mineral density. No injection of radiopharmaceutical. ...Read more
Prostat cancer bone scan shows o pelvic area is that serius? Canit be treated& what's the life expectncy? Not spreded anywhere just ther &outtr prostat
Mri & bone scan impression is suspecious metastatis, bmd show osteopenia spiral, m. Band negative, s. Cortisol 30 with dexona 1 mg, biopsy needed?
Can the results of a bone scan of hips show the difference between cancer that has spread or if it is stress reaction?
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