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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 none serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ct scan Fractured l1-l4 transverse process, showed an enlarged surahilar lymph gland 19x20mm & low density non specific nodule , what does this mean
Hilar Nodes: The CT scan is a very sensitive test and when they scanned your back, they are seeing Lymph nodes. This is supra hilar of what location, your lesion is unclear. D/W MD that ordered it, they are calling is nonspecific. May not mean much and at best can be followed in some time with a repeat imaging. ...Read more
DDx: I see a lot of multiple myeloma, so i think of lytic (punched out) lesions in the skull (calvarium) as myeloma. However other cancers such as squamous cell cancers (head/neck, lung, etc) can produce lytic lesions. Sometimes veins going through bone can produce "holes" that are normal. The differential diangosis (ddx) is broad -- eg http://www.Calvariallesions.Com/index.Html. ...Read more
CAT scan came back saying multiple scattered soft tissue density foci in upper cervical subcutaneous calcification of pineal gland. What's meaning?
Please repost: You left something out. However: You didn't just pass by a CT scan facility & decide to go in & make an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the CT for a reason. You haven't bothered to state the reason. The CT isn't the patient, you are. The ordering MD who knows you is ethically obligated to interpret the CT for you in the context of you as a patient, or if they can't, to find someone who can. ...Read more
Ct showed heterogeneous density thyroid, ultrasound showed nothing , waiting on bloods how can that be ?
For their eyes only.: The heterogeneity of the mass may be such that it "confused" the ultrasound beams and they showed a bunch of shadows that were hard to interpret, while the CT may have shown more definition, being based on x-rays and a computer to compile the data.Of course, it's also all in the eye of the beholder and it sometimes seems like "magic" how some ultrasounds are interpreted (some CTs too, by the way!) ...Read more
Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?
Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?
Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan to your virtual EMR. ...Read more
Maybe not: Areas if increased uptake can be caused by a number of different things. Fractures can do this as well as arthritis (if near a joint), infection and yes cancer can do this also...But other bone lesions that are not considered malignant can also do this. This is why it is so important to see your doctor, who can put this information together with your history, symptoms and results from other tests. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does then mean Heterogeneously dense breast ?
Breast tissue variab: The breast tissue density among women is quite variable and ranges from dense to lucent and any degree of mixed forms(that is what heterogeneous means as opposed to homogeneous). The breast that is very dense can sometimes hide a small breast Cancer . That is why such women are advised to have examination with an ultrasound in addition to mammography. You do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
Have papillary thyroid cancer. Recent bone scan showed area of concentrated radioactivity on lower leg bone. Cancer too?
Very unlikely: positive bone scan does not mean cancer any recent activity in the bone from recent healing,to a inflammation,to possible infection will cause hot spot on bone scan papillary thyroid cancer is not known to be super aggressive and the chance of metastases to the bone is super rare. check with your doctor most likely it will be something simple ...Read more
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: yes it will if done with IV contrast ...Read more
Homogeneous: means that it is of uniform signal intensity. In other words, normal, assuming there is nothing else described in the report. ...Read more
Mammograms shows increase in nodular density left breast. The radiologist can't see. Need spot test and ultrasound help?
What does 'prominent soft tissue density demonstrating decreased attenuation on postcontrast imaging' mean on a CT report?
Depends...: Depends on where in the body it is what structure it is referring to - like a lymph node, in an organ, outside an organ or lymph node region, or in the subcutaneous tissues. I would need more information to expand more. ...Read more
Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?
Follow up...: It is difficult to know the significance of the report you describe without more history. A bone island is a small benign sclerotic focus in the bone, but you also mention low density areas in the clavicles, scapula and humeri. Be sure to follow up with your referring physician about the significance of these findings. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Knee mri showed torn meniscus and bone spurs. Now dr wants bone scan.is that scan needed after mri. What would bone scan show that isn't on mri??
Ultrasound tech. Enlarged cervical lymph node x 2 years. Slight increase in size. No normal hilum. Peripheral vascularity. Normal CT with contrast. ??
Biopsy: Although the size of lymph nodes can fluctuate (especially in the cervical or submandibular region), a chronically enlarged lymph node that is not related to an acute illness with or without features such as tenderness, hard consistency and mobility should be investigated further. Imaging is most of the time unrevealing and a biopsy is warranted to establish a diagnosis and/or reassure. ...Read more
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