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Bone Scan X Ray
I was told by an orthopedic oncologist that my tumor was benign without a biopsy, is that possible? I had a bone scan, x-rays, and a CT scan.
Very much so: Bone tumors are much more characterized by their appearance in imaging studies, and they have correlated with outcomes after exhaustive studies. So when the musculoskeletal oncologist calls it benign, it's petty benign. He should even give you an estimated risk of the tumor changing in any way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Tkr in feb 2012, pain since, had bone scan, x-ray, test for infection, CT scan. Diagnoses...Fibromyalgia. Is this possible? Very frustrated, depressed
Metal Allergy?: Have you been tested for a metal allergy. This can cause continual pain after replacement. If this is the case see your ortho doc to see what options may be available. ...Read more
Have a really bad back and I have add bone scans, x-rays and blood tests and all have come back inconclusive so no real diagnosis yet, ice or heat to treat it?
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
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 2 more doctor answers