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Spine issue: The bones of the spinal column (vertebra) are not properly lined up. A retrolithesis means that one vertebra is pushed back a little bit. The back of each vertebra has an up and down opening. The spinal cord passes through this opening. "Non neurally compressive" means that while one of the vertebra is out of position, it isn't pushing on the spinal cord. ...Read more
What does " Post Stress perfusion shows a small partially transmural inferoapical lateral defect" mean?
Perfusion scan: The reporter is suggesting an area of reduced blood flow to a part of your heart;go and see your ordering physician as soon as possible ...Read more
Negative scan...: This means that if you have a primary tumor, there is no evidence on bone scan that it has spread to bones. It is important to note that technetium bone scan is best to look for osteoblastic metastases. Some tumors can cause osteoblastic lesions whereas others are more likely to cause lytic lesions. Purely lytic lesions may not show up well on bone scan but are better seen on pet scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduced uptake: Photopenia (cold) means reduction of photons being imaged in nuclear medicine or PET imaging. Increased uptake is usually active or hot. On bone scans photopenia be caused by metals, necrotic tumor, bone infarction, deficient bone, or infection with ischemia (decreased blood supply). ...Read more
Computer jargon: In patients over the age of 40 the amplitude of the QRS wave on the ECG measured in different sectons of the ECG has a high probability of accurately predicting abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, a condition common in people with longstanding high blood pressure. Under the age of 40 these criteria lose their predictive power and may or may not accurately predict this problem. ie I bet all ok ...Read more
Old Exam: pneumoencephalography was used 30 or more years ago before CT and MRI were available to look at your brain. It involved putting air into your spinal canal and letting it go up into your head. The pattern of air allowed the doctors to look for masses. Today CT or MRI is vastly superior. ...Read more
Condition: Grave or moribund condition is used to describe a condition where recovery is not expected. Critical condition is used when a patient is unstable and will not live without a significant amount of intervention but has a resonable chance of recovery. ...Read more
Endocervical cells: Hi AnswerD402, This is usually reported in a PAP SMEAR and it means that there are present on the slide for micro exam, cells from the INSIDE of the cervix. This means you have had a perfectly performed PAP smear because these are important cells to see under the microscope, to rule out cervical cancer. thanks ...Read more
Arterial doppler shows anterior intraosseous artery is of low resistive pattern. What does low resistive pattern mean. Is this normal?
Perhaps a fistula: Arterial blood flow has both systolic and diastolic flow. In your case, the diastolic flow may be increased, perhaps due to a fistula or other connection that has formed over time or resulted from some trauma. The significance depends on the clinical history and findings - they may have little or no significance, but you should see a vascular surgeon if you are uncertain. ...Read more
Not much.: If you are a 19 y/o female without signs or symptoms of heart disease and you can exercise then i would suggest that their is a small delay in the electrical signal traveeling through the right bundle branch of your heart's electrical system. The part about lateral ischemia is probably artifact due to lead placement coupled with a normal age related variant. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Depends: I suspect we are talking about your shoulder. It is not uncommon to find these types of things in shoulder MRIs. It really depends on your examination and your limitations.your doctor will need to put all of this information together to tell you how to manage this accordingly. ...Read more
Pars defect: Refers to the pars interarticularis which is the bone connecting the inferior and superior facets which is anterior to the lamina and posterior to the pedicle. There are two per vertebrae. Lumbar pars defects can occur in young athletes or from stress fractures secondary to chronic arthritic changes or sudden severe trauma. ...Read more
Risk of blood clot: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if the test was done correctly, it means that you are at risk for developing blood clots. You may wish to consult a hematologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more