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On a whole body bone scan what does faint activity seen associated with the manubrial clavicular junction on the right side may be variation of normal?
All the scan tells-: -you is there is more bone active in that are, does not tell you why. Can be as simple as this being your dominant extremity. Very dense uptake is something significant & should be investigated. ...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
Had bone scan and sides of pelvis, spine, top of skull are dark. Are dark areas always indicative of some abnormality - or are some areas always dark?
Ask 4 nm doc report: Bone activity can be related to areas of normal uptake versus areas of abnormal uptake, that include trauma, infection, tumor etc) depending on distribution and intensity of areas. Your bone scan should have been interpreted by physician trained in nuclear medicine. His report would describe abnormal areas and usually give suggestion of possible expanations and correlative imaging studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?
Transitional: Some people have a transitional vertebral body at S1 which appears exactly the same as a lumbar verterbral body. This sometimes can result in asymmetric SI joints, but it is an incidental finding ...Read more
I've had left side flank pain since nov the last month it has become cronic I've had 3 CT scans a bone scan urine and blood test nothing showed up yet i?
Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?
Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.
normal uptake: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radiotracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased uptake is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones.No abnormal uptake in skeleton is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New bone matrix: The injection is something that your body uses like a phosphate (methylene diphosphonate). In general when your body makes new bone, it will "grab" some of this. In young people we see more uptake near the ends of bones where they are growing. All bones will pick a little up since we are always making new and loosing some of the old. Kidneys filter out the rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased activity is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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