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How are pet scans , cat scans, and x-rays different?

How are pet scans , cat scans, and x-rays different?

Anatomy v physiology: Ct / x rays show your body's anatomy . Pet shows the metabolism of the anatomy. ...Read more

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Are suv on pet scan gamma?

Are suv on pet scan gamma?

SUV...: Suv stands for standardized uptake value. It is used for semi-quantitative analysis on pet scan. It tells the amount of glucose uptake or hypermetabolism of a tumor. ...Read more

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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Odds of pet scan missing bone cancer?

Odds of pet scan missing bone cancer?

Yes: Pet measure metabolic activity and yes they miss bone tumour and metastasis if small, not much metabolic activity and bone scan, MRI is better. ...Read more

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Ins. Refused pet scan. Say mri/ CT w/o iodine (allergy). Just as good at finding problems? 2 yrs post hr re cc met. Pet oct.'12. See profile for dx.

Ins. Refused pet scan. Say mri/ CT w/o iodine (allergy). Just as good at finding problems?   2 yrs post hr re cc met. Pet oct.'12. See profile for dx.

I agree with: Insurer. U/s and mr of liver better than non-contrast ct. There are preps to try, but need contrast timed to check for liver metastais. Two year disease free interval is good for you. Pet scans are very expensive and not clearly more sensitive. I'd get mr. ...Read more

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Are CT Scans accurate at discovering cancer?

Are CT Scans accurate at discovering cancer?

So-so: It depends where, how big the cancer is, and so forth. The new CT scans pick up lung cancers that are quite small -- most of the "cures" of tumors found this way may be of non-aggressive tumors. A scan can pick up a mass suspicious for cancer but of course tissue's required for certainty. ...Read more

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Should pet scans continue to be part of cancer surveillance?

Should pet scans continue to be part of cancer surveillance?

Yes: Not every cancer should be followed with pet/ct. But when the cancer is visible by this technology, it is often helpful in treatment planning and follow up. Here is link: http://www.Petscaninfo.Com/zportal/portals/pat/cancer. ...Read more

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Do pet scans show lung cancer?

Do pet scans show lung cancer?

Sort of...: The pet scan non-specifically show very metabolically active (consuming lots of energy), and lung cancer and its metastasis fit that category. It is not specific. Benign conditions like sarcoid can also make pet studies glow very brightly as well. Slow growing lung cancer, broncheoalveolar may not be pt avid. ...Read more

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My dad 73 yr old quit smoking 18 yr old. His CT scan shows infection & one 7 mm nodule. Should we go for pet scan or biopsy? Any pros cons of each?

My dad 73 yr old quit smoking 18 yr old. His CT scan shows infection & one 7 mm nodule. Should we go for pet scan or biopsy? Any pros cons of each?

Comparisons?: 1st, are there any old cds to compare? If so, is the nodule truly new? The 7 mm nodule could be infectious. Consider waiting a month and repeating the ct scan. Given remote smoking history and nodule size, would lean towards pet/ ct 1st. Biopsy may still be needed to prove cause. ...Read more

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Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass,wider than taller,family history of 2 sis of breast cancer..d/d plz ?

Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass,wider than taller,family history of 2 sis of breast cancer..d/d plz
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It sounds: like you had a breast ultrasound as well. Obviously limited info and incomplete description, but based on those descriptors, it is probably a BIRADS category 3 lesion(98% or greater chance of being benign). Most commonly, a mass with this description is a benign fibroadenoma. ...Read more

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Age 75, PSA 12.5, Gleason score 3+4=7. What should we do?

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Age 75, PSA 12.5, Gleason score 3+4=7. What should we do?

Here are some...: If your are in a healthy state overall, proceeding with treatment is advised. But, one has to take the state of medical coexisting illnesses, the findings of DRE and prostate US, more detail in microscopic exam, ... etc. into consideration before finalizing a care decision. To put related things together correctly for good care, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read more

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Diagnosed- malignant melanoma 5/2017 Diagnosed - treated for anal cancer 5/2016. Pet scan done in March '16. If MM has spread, wouldn't PET scan show?

Diagnosed- malignant melanoma 5/2017 Diagnosed - treated for anal cancer 5/2016. Pet scan done in March '16. If MM has spread, wouldn't PET scan show?

PET scan is a good t: PET scan is a good test to detect metastatic cancer. In fact it is our best imaging test to catch metastases early. Yet it has some limitations in that it can not show microscopic tumors/ small # of cells in the body...it only shows tumors that are bigger than half a centimeter (>5 mm). That is why this test has to be repeated every 3 to 4 months when there is a risk for the tumor to come back. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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What's the avarage age for oesophageal cancer ?

What's the avarage age for oesophageal cancer ?

Depends: There are different types of esophageal cancers, the main two types being squamous and adeno-carinomas. These have different etiologies. The usual age is around 60 but can occur earlier. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/esophageal-cancer ...Read more

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Are pet scans used for ovarian cancer?

Are pet scans used for ovarian cancer?

Not to diagnose: Pet/ct is not typically used to diagnose ovarian cancer, but may play a role in surgical planning or treatment followup. ...Read more

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