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Bone Scan For Arthritis
My WBC is 3. I have bilater bone pain in almost all my joints. Does that warrant a bone scan. Could arthritis affect all the joints at once?
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
Several reasons: Not everything that causes symptoms similar to arthritis is actually arthritis. Most helpful bone scan is two phases, early soft tissue and delayed bone. Soft tissue of joints can show which joints are hyperemic or active. Delayed images may be normal. Multifocal osteomyelitis(crmo), metastatic disease, osteorotic bone with fractures, etc. Are causes. Bone scan can rule out mimicers of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increased uptake on bone scan on left humerus, I suffer from psoriatic arthritis as well as ankylosing spondilitis. what does this mean?
4 steroid injections;arthritis in facet joints by pain dr no relief until today , 2 weeks later. Went to my ortho ysterdy he wants bone scan terrified?
Cause of pain: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. Bone scan can show increased bone metabolism and source of pain. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. If scan localizes pain area, then correlative imaging with MRI or ct scan will help your doctor in treating pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tc-99m-MDP Bone Scan: Bone scan often provides an earlier diagnosis and demonstrates more lesions than are found by radiographic procedures.Tc-99m-mdp (methylene diphosphonate) is a bone seeking agent that concentrates in the mineral phase of bone. 2-3 hours after injection, 50%-60% of the activity localizing in bone and the remainder is cleared by the kidneys. F18-naf bone scans are done with pet cameras, r + expensive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been having pain in my bones all over. Dr ordered bone scan what is she looking for. She just said what processes might be going on.
Anatomy vs Physiolog: X-rays look at the structure of the body, the anatomy. Bone scans look at the physiology, or how the skeleton uses phosphate, a chemical in building bone. Your doctor may be looking for signs of abnormal bone metabolism or arthritis. The bone scan may help determine what body part(s) may require more imaging (xrays, ct or mr) or further medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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