Doctor insights on: Nuclear bone scan
Nature of bone pain with Vit D insufficiency or fibromyalgia - is it diffuse/general or can it be localized? Nuclear bone scan negative 4 osteo issues
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
Present nuclear bone scan: more uptake than previously at L3L4, L5S1.Also the prev. Titanium screws for a fusion done for L4L5 displaced. What to do?
Go. Back to surgeon: You need to go back to the surgeon whom I shall assume ordered the test. You need to talk to him about your options ...Read more
No: Bone scan is a very sensitive way to detect recent bone fractures. However many factors will affect this ability to detect them such as the time interval between the fracture and the scan, the age of the patient, and the location of the fractures. In a young patient, bone metabolism can return to a normal status very quickly. Spect study (tomography) is also very helpful to detect some lesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nuclear bone scan: can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause false positive results? False negative results? How likely @ just normal dose pepto (~1000 mg over 2 hours)?
Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains bismuth which can block the gamma ray photons which form the bone scan image. As a result bones of the lumbar spine or pelvis can show areas of diminished activity (cold spots) on images acquired from the front (anterior) due to bismuth in the bowel. Routine instructions advise against taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for a week before the bone scan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If impacted wisdom tooth is infected, and sends infection + pain to other parts of body, wud this show on nuclear bone scan + wud pain be severe?
Not normally: An infection usually tries to get out by way of the path with least resistance. Expansion in the area is definitely possible but movement more rare that it would spread. Make sure to see a dentist or Oral surgeon soon to evaluate the extent of the infection and the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on activities all over body Ana pro ra factor tsh nuclear bone scan normal rheumo thinks its due to past chronic vit d def. Normal now vitd wt?
Autoimmune disease: Despite negative labs, you may still have some type of autoimmune disease. Chronic pain throughout the body is usually due to autoimmune disease. If there is no anatomic distribution of the pain, and it's not related to disease such as infection, cancer, endocrine disease, then it must be autoimmune. ...Read more
I had an X-ray of my chest under my left breast and radiologist said There was a dense area and would like a nuclear bone scan. What does this mean?
Ask: It is important that you understand why you are having a test done. Nuclear scans are most often done to look at bones for infection or other illnesses. But do ask your doctor what he/she is looking for. All the best. ...Read more
My Mom has pain under left breast by her ribs. She had an X-ray, dr said there was a dense area, wants to do a nuclear bone scan. Costochondritis?
How can you have chronic joint pain. Stiffness, achey, puffy hands& ankles but have a normal nuclear bone scan of entire body? Also have neuropathy.
I have had burning chest pain for 8 months. I had MRI, CT nuclear bone scan and intercostal nerve block and GI workup. What should I do now?
May be refrred pIN: It may be myofascial pain such as a Janet travel local myofascial pain site ans thus referred pain. Ask your physicians to check for this. ...Read more
If Ana is negative do I need Ana profile hve joint pain on weight bearing rheumatologist hve noanswer tsh nuclear bone scan normal no swelling in join?
Use of test: The ANA has very limited use as a screening test. Nuclear scans are helpful in distinguishing inflammatory conditions (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, etc.) versus non-inflammatory conditions. Pain with weight bearing and the lack of swelling suggest a mechanical cause. X-rays, MRI, and other tests may be more helpful than blood tests. ...Read more
Dull pain on weigh bearing rheumatologist think it's due to chronic vit d deficiency now vit d normal nuclear bone scan ra factor blood test normal can it be osteomalacia my alkaline phosphate normal?
Be patient: Rheumatologist are very knowledgeable, and evaluate this kind of condition several times daily. If your Vit D has been low for several months or years, then thinning of the bones is likely to have taken place. Normalizing the deficient level will not immediately bring about bone density improvement - it will take 1 to 2 years. Hopefully, your symptoms will start to improve within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me
Possibly metastases: Nuclear bone scans usually demonstrate areas of increased bone metabolism, the bone reacting to a stimulus, such as tumor, fracture, infection, etc.Bone scan is very sensitive but not specific. Ct and MRI are cross sectional imaging that can more specifically identify the pathology and characterize the abnormalities on bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hi, I had a question. I recently had a whole body Nuclear Medicine bone scan done and the report says "Unremarkable tracer localization is seen in the osseous structures, what does this mean?
Bone scan: The fact that the interpreting md. Stated it appears unremarkable is an indication that your scan is normal. The description about the distribution is the regular venacular describing the normal uptake by the bone (osseous means our bony skeleton) of the material that has been injected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tc-99m-MDP Bone Scan: Bone scan often provides an earlier diagnosis and demonstrates more lesions than are found by radiographic procedures. Tc-99m-mdp (methylene diphosphonate) is a bone seeking agent that concentrates in the mineral phase of bone. 2-3 hours after injection, 50%-60% of the activity localizing in bone and the remainder is cleared by the kidneys. F18-naf bone scans are done with pet cameras, r + expensive. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers