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Doctors sometimes request a bone scan, CT or MRI scan before deciding on the best course of treatment. Why is this?
Find/confirm illness: With any imaging method (mri, ultrasound, etc...), the pros/cons must be weighed. What information will the imaging provide to arrive at a diagnosis? Is it cost effective (although patients seldom worry about the cost)? Do i need a live, real-time view (as in ultrasound) or a more detailed view (as in ct/mri)? Is the patient at higher risk of harm from radiation (try to avoid in pregnancy), etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No prostate,rising PSA, negative bone scan. What can I expect for treatment steps. Very anxious. 51yr,surg. 1/13 - salvg rad,hormone therapy, .6 PSA?
Rising PSA: In order to determine the next steps, it is important to know if your PSA ever dropped to zero. With hormonal therapy, the PSA should be undetectable. What was the pathology from your surgery? IF bone scan is negative, that only rules out metastatic disease to the bony structures. Micrometastatic disease is the most likely with a rising PSA. It is also important to have at least 3 PSA results ...Read more
Management of neglected undisplaced talus neck frx 6 month old confirmed by MRI CT & bone scan.What will be the result of late diagnose and treatment.
Oct 2012-pet scan done with 2 areas of concern after breast cancer dx....Had biopsy and bone scan that were both neg...All cancer treatment done and #2 pet showed same areas-no change..Why bone scan?
D/w your MD: The best person to answer your question is your doctor. Have a discussion with your doctor and see what the reason is. Most likely is the same reason your doctor did the bone scan last time- to ensure that this is also unchanged on the bone scan. Unlike the bone scan, the pet scan was not done dedicated only to check the bone. What is your cancer marker, alkaline phosphatase level? D/w your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a history of osteomylitis and it showed up on gallium scan before, why did my doctor order a bone scan?
Ask your doctor: Gallium is sometimes used to detect active or chronic infection. Gallium not specific can have uptake in tumors and trauma. It does not tell much about healing of bone. Bone scan is more specific for bone metabolism including infection fracture, repair. The degree of uptake usually determines activity of process. Lot of people use tagged white blood cells for detecting infection, more specific. ...Read more
60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year agoshe has lumbago, doctor says to do bone scan but also she has to do abdominal scan.Which have to do.
I have uploaded 5 images of my bone scan from today can someone tell me if this is a stress fracture I can't get into a doctor until next week ?
38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra. ?
Talk to your doctor: There are other forms of inflammatory arthritis, which include the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. It might be something like ankylosing spondylitis. Additional testing might be necessary, and a rheumatology referral may be necessary. Also keep in mind being seronegative does not mean you absolutely don't have rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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