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Nuclear Whole Body Bone Scan
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.See 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
On a whole body bone scan what does faint activity seen associated with the manubrial clavicular junction on the right side may be variation of normal?
All the scan tells-: -you is there is more bone active in that are, does not tell you why. Can be as simple as this being your dominant extremity. Very dense uptake is something significant & should be investigated.
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.See 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.
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
No: Gallium scanning involves greater irradiation and is non specific for tumor, infection, and bone abnormalities. Low radiation bone scan is specifically for osseous problems such as fractures, metastatic disease to bone, avascular necrosis, some metabolic bone issues, etc. Patient with unknown source of fever or pain and multifocal disease usually helped by bone scan.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct head: 3 msv, ct chest: 5 msv (equivalent to 100 chest xrays) ct abdomen: 5-10, average bone scan 6.5 msv. Radiation depends on size of patient." radiation affects growing body in children more than adults. Doses to children are much less.
Can I have sexual intercouse after I have a bone scan while the nuclear chemicals are still in my blood?
On a recent full body bone scan, there was minimal uptake on the posterior lateral left 7th rib. I have pain in the rib. What to do?
Xray/exam: Get a regular x-ray of the ribs and a physical exam.
Got kidney removed 20 days b4 so the Injection given b4 Bone scan is it safe n whatever given through injection is tht excreated from body easily??
Yes...: The tracer which is given for bone scan is Technetium 99m MDP and it is excreted by the kidneys. The tracer is a radionuclide and has a physical half life of about 6 hours. This means that even if you had no kidneys, half of the tracer would have decayed by 6 hours. If you have kidney function, this will accelerate washout of tracer from your body and more than half will be gone by 6 hours.
No it will not--: -effect it, the scan shows areas of bone that are undergoing activities related to arthritis, growth plates, & infection & tumors where bone is remodeling.
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
Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?
Rest of bones normal: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton.See 2 more doctor answers
Tkr, feb.2012. Pain, bone scan, sept 2013, possible infection, loosening, trauma. Nuclear med. Test oct 2013, no infection. No loosening. What now?
TKR: Infection of an indwelling prosthesis will often require removal of the prosthetic knee, placement of a spacer, long term antibiotic therapy, followed by replacement of the prosthesis after assessment of efficacy of treatment, and then continued long term antibiotics. See an infectious diseases expert.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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