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Bone Scan Vs Xray
Both radiation: Nuclear medicine radiation is given internally via IV injection, ingestion, or inhalation for determination of function of organs of body. Isotopes have different half lives and decay at different rates. Ct/xray is external radiation for visualization of anatiomy and pathology. Both contribute to radiation dose. Both are ionizing radiation. Ultrasound and MRI do not involve irradiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Are there bone tumors that do not show up on X-ray or CT but do show up on bone scan? Can't have MRI (icd)
Most seen on X-ray: Most primary bone tumors are evident on plain radiographs and ct exam. Mr is usually used to be exact about extent of involvement in soft tissues or marrow. Mr helps surgeon in planning extent of tumor for surgery. Bone scan and pet? Ct are used usually not to make diagnosis of primary bone tumor but extent of spread to other areas of body. Pet/ct is most sensitive and accurate detecting metastases. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had an X-ray of my chest under my left breast and radiologist said There was a dense area and would like a nuclear bone scan. What does this mean?
I have been having ribs pain for last 6 months. I had all tests like chest mri, bone scan, xray, blood work and every thing came out normal. Is dis costo?
Anterior rib pain: Pain or tenderness to palpation usually anteriorly, affect multiple ribs usually 5th to 7th, worsened with coughing, deep breathing, or physical activity. Costochondritis may be treated with physical therapy or with nonsteroidal medication. The symptoms are usually self limited. Severe form with pain and swelling named tietze syndrome. Many other causes of chest pain can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ca br, infiltr ductal 2b, er-pr+, her2-ve, since 4yr, tamo1yr&exemes3yr, on bone scan hot spots rt femur, left parietal, sacral, L5 but all xray normal-advice?
My Mom has pain under left breast by her ribs. She had an X-ray, dr said there was a dense area, wants to do a nuclear bone scan. Costochondritis?
Fall 2m ago. Xray, spect CT and bone scan normal. Mid foot swells and painful with wt bear. Physio stumped. Unsure what else it could be?
May need foot MRI: If you're having soft tissue swelling, that's not visualized on x-ray very well. An MRI is more definitive, and there may be more soft tissue injury present than meets the eye. Often, trauma can cause this rather easily ; best to go back to your foot specialist, or orthopedist. Glad your bones are in good shape! Now, let's focus on your foot. Painful weight baring is not a good sign of recovery. ...Read more
Without infection symptoms what else can cause a bone scan to light up? With nothing on CT or xray (no MRI icd) just excruciating pain in the hip.
Many things: Many other disease processes can cause increased activity in the bone with a nuclear study. Fracture or bone stress, significant degenerative changes, avascular necrosis, soft tissue inflammation, and more. Talk about this finding with your Nuclear Physician and Primary Care Doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had bone scan today, showed white spots lower back and hips, why is this? Had bc 2005, stress fracture showed on normal xray
Degenerative changes: I assume the image you saw was white on black, which means that the white areas are where there is "uptake" of the radiopharmaceutical. If that is true, based on the locations you mention, most likely white dots are due to spurs (benign bony overgrowths, facet joint arthritis, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
Bone scan...: For most bone scans, a tracer called technetium mdp is injected intravenously and then delayed images of the desired area are taken. The patient is usually positioned supine on the table and the detectors of the gamma camera are oriented to achieve the appropriate views. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tracers..: The tracers are different. Bone scan usually uses TcMDP and PET scan uses F18-FDG (glucose). The bone scan is good for showing osteoblastic bone lesions and shows increased bone activity around a metastasis but not the actual metastasis itself. The PET can show glucose uptake in the actual tumor itself. PET is better for lytic bone lesions. CT part of PET/CT can show lytic and blastic lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer