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Abnormal Bone Scan Results
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
Bone marrow Biopsy showed 2 genetic abnormality. Another bone marrow done in same center showed no abnormalities. No treatment done. Any explanation?
Cytogenetic analysis: A bit more complicated. Not enough information to assess.Need more details on the exact type of genetic abnormality. Would be helpful to be able to view the entire genetic evaluation, complete blood count and history. Suggest that you seek a full one on one consultation. Good luck. ...Read more
Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?
Recent ct scan of sinuses the report says suspicious permeative bony destruction, what does this mean?
Dural calcifications: The dura is the membrane that lines the outside of the brain. Sometimes dural calcification can be an incidental finding and of no concern, especially in the elderly. It can also be associated with abnormal conditions like recurrent sub dural bleeds, hyperparathyroidism, and congenital infections. Talk to your doctor about the significance of this in your particular case. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the organ of interest. This is not uncommon with the ovaries and uterus as us has an advantage. This is same with the breasts as well. As for other organs in the abdomen, sometimes it may depends on the patient's body habitus or lack of intravenous contrast/dye that some finding may not be apparent on ct. ...Read more
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Ct scan (Nov 2015) showed bilateral avascular necrosis of the hips without collapse. Recent lab results show wbc count is 14,000.. Multiple myeloma?
Seek medical check u: You need to tell us about your complete blood report like your Hemoglobin, Platelets and differential count(What type of white cells make up your WBC count of 14,000(% of different cells )). The hip joint changes you report are unlikely to be caused by Myeloma. A good internist can help you to sort out the cause of your high WBC count. So go see one soon. ...Read more
What are some reasons my lubar MRI impression reads abnormal marrow signal suggestive for diffuse marrow replacement process. ?
Need to discuss with Dr.: Diffuse marrow replacement processes can be seen on mri. The biggest concerns are anemia, metastatic disease and lymphoma/leukemia among others. Your doctor will need to correlate this finding with other laboratory and clinical findings in order to arrive at a proper diagnosis. ...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??
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?
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
Post op seminoma, in r testicle. Pet scan done for suspecious nodes. Pet scan result shows negative for any abnormalility. This means no seminoma?
Surveillance: A negative pet scan means there is no accumulation of cancer cells large enough to be discernible by the pet scanner. There is a resolution limit of about 7mm in size to be seen, some are better now. I am not trying to scare you, but your doctor i'm sure will continue to caution you and continue surveillance for a period of time safe to say you are cancer-free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Ct with and without xray dye is a good test for some kidney problems. Not sure what you mean by thickening. Ct shows kidney stones, masses, kidney size/location ; can give a good idea of whether the kidneys are working well. Ct is also good at showing the site of blockage of urine flow, when present. ...Read more
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
What does"nonspecific & therefore indeterminate parenchymal liver lesion that needs sonographic surveillance" indicates in a CT scan result?
It means: a diagnosis cannot be made at this time but follow-up with ultrasound is recommended. (N.B. a "cyst" is suspected) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Appearance changing: That means that the amount of edema (like swelling) in the vertebral bodies has decreased compared to your earlier study. This may indicate improvement or treatment effect, however, these types of changes on MRI don't always correlate with the patient's symptoms. Hope that helps! ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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