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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Bone Scintigraphy (Overview)

Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material ( usually 99mtc-mdp) which concentrates into the bones. The scan is usually obtained 3-4 hours after the injection of the radiotracer. According to the symptoms, the scan can be localized to one site or it can be a whole-body scan, from head to toes.


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What is the definition or description of: bone scintigraphy?

What is the definition or description of: bone scintigraphy?

Bone scan: Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material ( usually 99mtc-mdp) which concentrates into the bones. The scan is usually obtained 3-4 hours after the injection of the radiotracer. According to the symptoms, the scan can be localized to one site or it can be a whole-body scan, from head to toes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Bone Scintigraphy (Overview)

Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material ( usually 99mtc-mdp) which concentrates into the bones. The scan is usually obtained 3-4 hours after the injection of the radiotracer. According to the symptoms, the scan can be localized to one site or it can be a whole-body scan, from head to toes.


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Could a neurologist order a "bone scintigraphy scan"?

Could a neurologist order a "bone scintigraphy scan"?

Yes: Any physician with appropriate reason for ordering bone scintigraphy can prescribe the test. ...Read more

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Coping with Nuclear or Radioactive Releases (Checklist)

Listen to instructions from the Emergency Broadcast Network
daily
if you must shelter in place, duct tape all outside doors, windows, and chimneys
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Have a week's worth of rations, water, and iodine pills if at high risk
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Have batteries, flashlight, transistor radio, and first-aid kit handy
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T-score -2, 7, fosfatasa alkalina 326u/l.Can be ostoporosis or a bones cancer?May I have to do a bone scintigraphy ?I have a hysterectomy 9 months ago

T-score -2, 7, fosfatasa alkalina 326u/l.Can be ostoporosis or a bones cancer?May I have to do a bone scintigraphy ?I have a hysterectomy 9 months ago

Raised alkaline phos: Raised alk phos could be liver disease can be ruled out by symptoms related to liver jaundice dark urine itching abdominal pain, raised 5- nucleotidase is a test which tells you alk is liver in origin not bone. Bone cancer pain is worse than pain of osteoporosis definitely u r not pregnant so bone scinti after doing 5-nuclotidase and liver sonography less invasive. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What is the process of a renal scintigraphy?

What is the process of a renal scintigraphy?

Renal function: Imaging of kidneys involves intravenous injection of tcmag3 , dtpa or dmsa, and lying on table for hour or more while imaged by gamma camera. Detection of urinary obstruction, congenital anomalies( absent kidney, horseshoe kidney), and renal hypertension, scarring from infection, sometime intrarenal cysts and masses, with subsequent correlative imaging. All tests can tell function of the kidneys. ...Read more

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What is myocardial perfusion scintigraphy?

What is myocardial perfusion scintigraphy?

Let me try to: Myocardial perfusion scan is a nuclear medicine procedure that illustrates the function of the heart muscle (myocardium). It evaluates many heart conditions from coronary artery disease to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocardial wall motion abnormalities. The function of the myocardium is also evaluated by calculating the left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef) of the heart. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Where can I have a scintigraphy done?

Where can I have a scintigraphy done?

Scintigraphy: Is a term used to describe nuclear medicine exams. This is something that is ordered by a doctor depending on your symptoms and what they are looking for. ...Read more

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Dr. Guido Davidzon
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Nuclear Scans (Definition)

From a cardiac perspective nuclear scans are performed with either exercise or medications to examine the blood flow in the heart. Before and at peak exercise the patient is given a radio tracer which travels in the blood to the heart. Pictures are take before and after exercise and compared to evaluate for any blockages in the ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

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