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Do Old Fractures Show Up On Bone Scans
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
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...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?
Different studies: The meaning of "lobulations" in the bone on an MRI study is uncertain. This may mean an osteophyte, cortical thickening, old trauma, a normal variant, or something else. The bone scan measures bone chemistry and activity such as repair of the bone. When the bone scan is normal with these findings on MRI, it means normal bone chemistry, and indicates a none serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Knee mri showed torn meniscus and bone spurs. Now dr wants bone scan.is that scan needed after mri. What would bone scan show that isn't on mri??
Can physio work for scaphoid ligament injury over a year old. Nothing showed on X-ray but MRI showed gap widening. Also wrist clunks on movement?
Prob. not: Scapholunate ligament injuries are fairly common and quite often late diagnosed.Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles in the hand but will not cause the ligament to 'heal itself'.If u r having pain in the center of your wrist and it causes painful 'clunking' w/motion for more than a year i would suggest seeing an ors w/ interest in hand injuries and think about having sl repair.Gl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone fractures for 14 weeks and not healing. Normal? Bone scan and CT scan done stating serve trauma, which i haven't had. No sign of healing.
Not normal: The fractures may be the result of an abnormality of the bones, ie. Pathologic fractures. Multiple possible causes including hyperparathyroidism, ingestion/overproduction of glucocorticoids, multiple myeloma, leukemia, metastases, osteogenesis imperfecta, mafucci syndrome, etc. These fractures warrant an explanation if they aren't the result of trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8years ago I did ct scan for head
5years Xray for kidney
2months panoramic Xray for teeth
2week Xray of spine
2days mri of spine
Can this cause cancer?
No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Shadow on CT scan mastoid bone area, MRI results clear, had ear infection and still do. Would MRI only show intercrainial and not bone disease?
Probably: Mri and ct are complementary studies so there is always the possibility that one study will show an abnormality that the other doesn't. Typically a 'shadow' in the mastoid bone means fluid and that should show up on mri. But not knowing for sure what is meant by 'shadow' in your case, i can't be 100% about that. Ask your doctor about your case specifically or an ENT specialist or a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would anything show on MRI that wouldn't show on xray or ct scan with no dye.Swollen painful luq for 4 months. On and below ribs. Clear ct and xray.
LUQ pain: There are many things that can cause left upper quadrant pain. If an x-ray and a CT scan have been negative, it is doubtful that the next test would be an MRI. It would be more likely that an endoscopy or some other way to visualize the upper digestive tract would be more appropriate. Talk to your doctor about the next step if your symptoms continue. Good luck. ...Read more
I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment ?
What causes stress fx in femur and tibia -ortho dx. No trauma no osteoporosis -bone density scan normal? Bone scan scheduled. What might it show?
Do supraclavicular nodes right and left, show up on chest xray if they were in the 2 CM range?do they show up easily on CT with contrast or U/S ?
Imaging: Supraclavicular lymph nodes might be difficult to see on a chest x-ray. You should be able to see them on a CT of the chest. An ultrasound would be able to see them one at a time, but generally isn't used for monitoring because it doesn't give a good view of the surrounding tissues and especially the deeper structures. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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