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Dark Spot On Bone X Ray
Can't answer: Dark spots doesn't give enough information about the x-ray. Best to get the x-ray report and have your doctor go over it with you.
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
Hello, my mom had an X-ray recently at the dentist and there is a black spot that showed up, the bone is healthy. No pain and behind a root canal?
Black spot: A black spot usually means an area without dense tissue such as bone or tooth. May be healing area that was damaged by the previously infected, now root canal treated, tooth. Can be nerve canal. Can be so many other things. Go with your mom to the Dentist and ask for an explanation of what your Dentist is seeing on the film. We can't see it, so review film with your mother's Dentist.
I had an X-Ray and there isn't a broken bone, but there is a large red spot over a knot that is warm and painful?
Ice lady commeth.: The general procedure used for dealing with the initial injury is ice application. This is included in the RICE protocol for immediate care. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The injured area was not given so you will need to adjust the protocol to fit your needs. To remove all doubt, obtain advice from a professional.
What technique is used to spot early osteoporosis? Is it dual X-ray absorptiometry, bone marrow biopsy, or arthroscopy?
Sacrum x-ray shows a few small black dots on lower pelvic bone & 2 large white encapsulated spots in pelvic space, what could these anomalies be?
Xray: Xrays of the sacrum also will show signs of gas and particles in the large intestine. An xray takes 3 dimensions and reduces it to 2 dimensions, overlaying multiple structures into a flat image, distorting things to some degree. Pelvic phleboliths (vascular calicifications) are common. The sacrum also has foraminae where nerves pass, which may appear as dark spots.See 1 more doctor answer
What sarcomas can you get on the frontal skull bone? Can benign tumours be hard to spot on x rays?
Recent bone scintigrapy showed no hot spots other than my lumbar spine. Does this mean all my other joints are ok? X-rays have shown OA in many joints
Thoracic spine pain on a spot for about 5.5 months. Pain when slouched or pressed on one bone. No other symtoms. Cleared thoracic spine xray. Cause?
Back pain: It is difficult to identify the cause of your pain from your message. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. You might suffer from musculoskeletal issues. You can try heat pads, massages, stretching exercise and ibuprofen. If your pain persists, you should seek help from pain specialist for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi injury from boxing workout 2 months. My left wrist hurts at a small spot, I did xray but no signs of broken bones. Any suggestions for quick fix.
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?
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.).See 2 more doctor answers
Dark spot: Further evaluation needed to see what the dark spot is.
Depends: It depends on the features of the spot. Some spots are benign looking, while other are not. More information about the spot (such as a radiology report) would be helpful in telling me whether it is of concern or not.
Where is the spot?: Abdominal plain films encompass almost the entire abdomen including the gut and solid organs, as well as bony structures. Where was the spot in question, and what was the official radiologist reading of your films? (both pieces of info will help us provide you an answer).
I had an x ray at the dentist which showed a dark spot next to my very back tooth. What could this be?
Xray: Ask your dentist to review the X-ray with you and explain what the dark spot is. It is not possible to answer your question without seeing the X-ray.See 4 more doctor answers
My daughter had a dark spot on X-ray on leg, below the knee. Dr. Said she'll have the radiologist look at it. What could it be?
Benign or malignant: A tumor at the knee in a child is usually benign. However, there is a high frequency of malignant masses at the knee in kids.See 1 more doctor answer
What can cause dark spots on a chest x-ray? There are several black spots on my chest x-rays. I thought tumors where white, so what could these be?
The: The first thing to know about a chest x-ray is that dark things represent air or fat, which white things represent fluid, tissue, and bone. Therefore, "dark spots" on a chest film, especially if they are in the lungs, most likely represent holes. Lungs with a lot of disease--especially in smokers--can develop large cavities called bullae. Dark spots in the ribs or the bones of the spine and shoulders may represent destructive processes like infection or tumor. When people talk about "spots" on a chest film they're usually talking about white spots. White spots in the lungs can be caused by pneumonia or other infections, areas of partial lung collapse, or tumors. Extremely white spots can represent calcium deposits, as are often present iin the arteries of people with vascular disease and in the lining of the chest wall in people with asbestos exposure. Chest films can be some of the most challenging xrays to read, because just about every disease out there causes some kind of abnormality in the chest. The list of differential diagnoses (that is, the possible causes of an abnormality) is very long.See 2 more doctor answers
I had a chest X-ray 1yr ago for my RA (required for meds) and it was clean. Now when I went back my doctor said she saw some dark spots? What can itbe
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without being able to review the films. Have doctor order a CT scan of the chest for a clearer idea in these spots have any significance.
Compare to others: Bone mineral density results are interpreted by comparing your density either to that of persons the same age, sex, and race as you (a z-score) or to persons of the same sex and race at peak bone density (young adult t-score). Adult definitions of osteopenia and osteoporosis are based on t-score results, with osteoporosis at a t-score of -2.5. For children z-scores are the only appropriate value.See 2 more doctor answers