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Bone Scan Arthritis Or Cancer
Yes: The bone scan shows areas of active bone deposition as "hot". Osteopenia won't be diagnosed as this denotes loss of bone density. Degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis may not be demonstrated if they are insufficient to cause a bone response (healing or what is medically called an osteoblastic response). ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...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
Other modalities: Conventional x-rays, ct scans, pet scans and bone scans are the ways that we usually detect bone metastasis in cancer work ups. Bone density scans are not used for this purpose, but instead are used to document osteoporosis, and determine treatment to replace lost calcium in bones that can lead to benign fractures. ...Read more
Knee MRI said represent early stages of osteomyelitis or matastatic disease. Bone biopsy not specific, still no answers?
May have missed the-: --the mass, especially if a needle Bx. Also were cultures done? Was the tissue studied done by frozen sections? They R not reliable in bone tissue. Even permanent sections R not easily evaluated & R often sent out 2 specialists in evaluating bone tiss6. ...Read more
Possible: Possible but highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had an MRI scan on head and neck, was wondering would the scan show any tumors or cancer such as brain tumor lymphoma throat cancer etc?
Yes: Yes, it would be very sensitive for detecting cancers in the regions scanned. ...Read more
Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more
Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?
Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct head: 3 msv, ct chest: 5 msv (equivalent to 100 chest xrays) ct abdomen: 5-10, average bone scan 6.5 msv. Radiation depends on size of patient." radiation affects growing body in children more than adults. Doses to children are much less. ...Read more
Can multiple myeloma be seen on a CT scan? The tumor/lesion part, and/or the bone marrow involvement, or both or neither? Injected 350 contrast.
Yes but not always: Xray, ct and MRI can be used to show bone destructions from multiple myeloma, but not always. Sometimes the disease is not severe enough & the bone destruction is not great enough to be perceptible. When enough disease is present, what can be seen is an area of loss of bone tissue, referred to as a lytic bone lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both x-ray an isotope for bone scan produce ionizing irradiation. Exposure from isotope of bone scan in adult is about 6 msv. This is similar to some ct scans.The only imaging methods not involving irradiation are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging mri. Information from each test is not the same. ...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
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