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Bone Density Test Results Interpretation
Same: They are two names for the same test. ...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
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
Very little!: When the world health organization arbitrarily set a level of bone mineral density (bmd) below which a person was said "to have" osteoporosis, the opportunity was immediately seized by interested parties to declare a range better than that density but adjacent to it as "osteopenia". Above that is called "normal" bmd is a continuum! normal is normal. Low normal means normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri & bone scan impression is suspecious metastatis, bmd show osteopenia spiral, m.Band negative, s.Cortisol 30 with dexona 1 mg, biopsy needed ?
Perhaps: Discuss your situation with your primary doctor or the one who ordered those tests. If you are feeling uncomfortable, it may be good to get a second opinion from an oncologist (a cancer specialist). Do not wait. Time can make a difference in how you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tb skin test negative, quentform TB test negative, bone marrow biopsy results indicative of TB (reacts to ziehl niehlssen), PCR negative. How come?
No...actually: The zn stain is a broad stain for acid fast bacilli of which mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of many. The specific tests like quantiferon or the pcr test are against you having tb. The culture is the "gold standard" but you will need to wait for it. It might turn out be a cousin of TB and that too will grow out of culture. Stay on TB meds until they are certain of the AFB positive organism. ...Read more
Only partly: The dexa scan gives the bone mineral density at the hips, spine and forearm. These scores can predict osteoporosis: 't-score' of less than -2.5 is considered osteoporosis. However, many people suffer osteoporosis fractures despite having better bone densities. So, we also use other factors: age, ethnicity, size, family history, prior fractures, smoking, alcohol, other conditions to predict risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are normal cbc, billuprin, amylase and lipase levels, CT scan and qualitative fecal fat test a good indication against pancreatic cancer?
None: They are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
A DXA alternative: The dual energy x-ray analysis (dexa or dxa) is considered the "gold standard" for measuring the mineral content of your bone. A similar measurement can be done with ct-scans or ultrasound, where the impedance of the sound wave can be correlated with bone mineral. None of these tests provide much definitive information about fracture risks. Ask you doctor for a frax clinical analysis first! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 positive TB skin tests. RN ordered a blood test & the results were negative. PCP wants chest X-ray done, but is it absolutely necessary?
Yes: With a positive PPD- it important to insure that you don't have an active TB infection. ...Read more
Depends: The diagnosis of osteopenia and osteoporosis are generally made from a dxa machine that tests the spine and hip. The heel test is done with a portable device that is used to screen for bone loss. Although accurate statistically, it is not used clinically unless there is not a device that will measure the spine and hip. The heel should not be used to follow the rate of change in the bone density. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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