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Can A Bone Scan Show Lupus
Depends: Bone scan will usually show bone metastases (spread) from certain cancers that often spread to bone (for example prostate, breast cancer). Primary cancer in the soft tissues will usually not show on bone scan. Other things that will show up on bone scan include areas of bony degeneration or fractures. ...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
Yes: Tc-mdp is a common tracer used for bone scans. The delivery / localization of tracer relies on blood flow. Therefore areas of increased blood flow have higher delivery of tracer. In addition, any actively calcifying process can show tracer uptake. Liver metastases from colon cancer are often seen on bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my latest bone scan shows results in both focal and linear areas, what is the difference?
Many possibilities.: It depends why you had your bone scan done. Focal lesions means "localized" and can have various shapes (circular, linear..) and various localizations. A linear lesion usually means a fracture or compression such as seen in the vertebral column. These are two different descriptive terminologies. Again, it should be easier to respond to your answer if we had the results of your scan. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will lytic lesions light up on bone scan? Doesn't it just show osteoblastic activity, not -clastic? Or do osteoclastic maybe show up as "cold spots"?
osteoclastic - cold: Lytic lesions can be cold(photogenic) on bone scan if host bone does not react or tumor growing too fast to allow host response with reparative bone. Some times bone infection will be under pressure and not allow blood to to deliver isotope to area and it will be cold..Osteoblastic or repair activity usually shows as increased uptake.Myeloma can induce osteoclastic activity, cold lesions in bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My brother has a hard lump just below his xyphoid process. Xrays and density bone scan show nothing. It doesn't hurt or move around. What could it be.
An up turning zyfoid: process which is the lowest segment of the sternum is the most likely answer. Especially so in thinner people or those who have lost weight recently. It is just an anatomical variant. Those who had" beer bellies" & subsequently lost weight are more prone 2 this. The diagram shows it. Way at the lower end of the sternum. ...Read more
Mri shows three lobulations in bone above knee. Bone scan says everything ok. How could mri and bone scan show two different results?
Can you tell me if a bone scan reveals that portions of the skeleton show greater than normal deminderalization, what hormone causes this?
Dxa for bone density: Bone scan involves injection of isotope and subsequent imaging of skeleton looking for abnormal areas of bone metabolism.Mineralization is determined by dxa scan, (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) where mineralization of whole body, hips;, lumbar spine , and sometimes wrist are imaged. Dxa uses low dose x-rays to assess bone mineral density.No injection of radiopharmaceutical. ...Read more
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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