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What Is Degenerative Uptake On A Scan
Off meds for hypo, taking uptake scan in a month. Going from hypre to hypo. What to expect? Nervous, of what is going to be the outcome?
If I had rai uptake scan done 6 months ago, should I have another one done if my symptoms still persist?
Depends: Usually radioiodine uptake and scan are performed for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Medications are usually prescribed for these diseaes. Radioiodine therapy is sometimes used for hyperthyroidism. Unless your physician feels because of therapy issues or change in symptoms, the test is not usually repeated on regular basis. If following thyroid cancer, that scan is done for surveillance. ...Read more
I have to go off of my hypothyroid medication for over a month to prepare for my scan and uptake. What kind of symptoms can I expect from being off?
Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood test checking T4 level as well as TSH level. Consult your doctor for your symptoms and have he/she check the thyroid level for you ...Read more
Infant with bilateral upj. Severe in left, mild in right. 15/85 function per mag3 scan. Right function now affected (uptake, excretion). Surgery likely for left. How to handle right? Worrisome?
Increased activity: Strong uptake on bone scan means increased metabolic bone activity. This could indicate inflammation, fracture, infection, and/or bone tumor. These results usually are considered in the face of plain x-rays and exam to determine the diagnosis. Sometimes mri/ct scan are also needed. ...Read more
Std Uptake Value: Or SUV is a measure of the tumor's metabolic activity. The higher the SUV the more metabolically active the tumor. Metabolic activity often equates with rate of cell division and growth. An SUV of 5.2 is quite high. Values above 2.5 generally are highly suggestive of malignancy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
1st lab- hyper, second blood lab- hypo with hyper results on uptake and scan. What could be causing this?
It does not make: Sense. Suspect laboratory error for the second TSH but there patients with subacute thyroiditis who show unusual test patterns. Uptake is ususwally very low, though. Your doctor will go by symptoms ...Read more
My endo says that I have hyper due to my palpitations & uptake scan but almost all of my symptoms are hypo. Can I be both?
Thyroid?: I presume thyroid is what you refer to. It would be highly unusual for an endocrinologist to not be able to distinguish between hyperthyroid and hypothyroid. ...Read more
I have to go off of my medicine for hypothyroid for over a month for an uptake scan. I'm nervous about the side effects of being off for so long. Should i be worried?
No.: We do this all the time. If symptoms bother you Cytomel (liothyronine) may be given for up to two weeks before the exam. ...Read more
MAY BE NORMAL:
Normal range of thyroid uptake varies from lab to lab and geographic region to region.
For those labs who accepts 10% to 30% as normal range, the 13.8% may be considered normal but lower range of normal. ...Read more
Usually capsule: Usually liquid in capsule and is ingested by patient with liquid drink. Sometimes some patients can not swallow pills and can be administered in these rare cases, if facility is informed in advance, in liquid form. ...Read more
Uptake on PET: The uptake of 18F-FDG by tissues is a marker for the tissue uptake of glucose, which in turn is closely correlated with certain types of tissue metabolism. Tumors in general are more metabolically active than normal tissues and this difference in uptake is what makes PET scans possible. Tumors that have a higher metabolic rate will have more FDG uptake. Tumors that are less active havel less. ...Read more
One after the other: The exact scanning time after taking the capsule varies according to the isotope and protocol used. For i-123 and low i-131 the uptake and the scan is usually done at 24 hours. A thyroid probe directed to your neck measures the radioiodine uptake, this is follow by a gamma camera scan which makes an image of your thyroid gland based on the radioiodine distribution. ...Read more
Some Meds, Iodine:
Please follow the rules provided by the nuclear medicine/radiology department or imaging center exactly! It is very important. Ask them any?'s you have.
External sources of iodine in the diet can affect the test — for example, seaweed with sushi. Thyroid hormone and antithyroid medications can also affect the results.
You want an accurate test, not one confused by these outside influences. ...Read more
Tracer uptake: Read the report. But it sounds like it means that there is increased bone metabolism at that location. The radiopharmaceutical maps calcium activity (osteoblastic) of the bone. Can have increased metabolism in response to mechanical stress, a fracture, cancer, infection, and miscellaneous reasons. ...Read more
No: SUV has no bearing on the aggressiveness of the cancer. It is a relative measure of the glucose metabolism. In fact, some very aggressive tumors have no FDG uptake at all. Some benign conditions like infection can have high uptake. The standard uptake value depends on many factors like patient body size and serum glucose level and the normal uptake in the tissue surrounding the target lesion. ...Read more
What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. Bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?
I disagree on some responses I got back regarding hyperthyroidism. I have a rare form of hyper. I have symptoms only uptake scan showed it.
Using Healthtap: Thus site is for advice. It should never replace actual healthcare or a relationship with your doctor. For your condition the only advice that matters is from the physician assisting you in person! ...Read more
What cause bilateral sij and r pelvic pain? Scan showed increased uptake r more than left? I have no stifness and exercise, sitting make pain worse.
Muscle and fascia: Si joint and pelvic pain can be caused by thigh, pelvic, gluteal, and abdominal muscles and fascia. Perhaps find someone who can examine you who is expert with myofascial pain or pelvic pain. Uptake is just as likely to show stress from muscle and fascia as inflammation. ...Read more
What does this mean.... Abnormal appearance of the liver with somewhat heterogeneous uptake and mild to moderate cholestasis, it's part of scan r?
It is abnormal: This sounds like a liver spleen scan. Heterogeneous uptake is an indication of an abnormal liver but is not specific. Did you have any other tests? These would be helpful in identifying a specific disease. You should consult your doctor as to what it means. ...Read more
Depends on agent: If using radioiodine, typically the tracer is given on day 1, then an uptake obtained at 4 and 24 hours later. If using pertechnetate, the uptake is done on the same day, and the scan and uptake together take about an hour or so. ...Read more
Several things: The result of a thyroid uptake test could be abnormally increased or decreased. In the usa, the normal thyroid uptake range is approximately 10-30% at 24 hours. An increased result may be due to various reasons including: grave's disease, multinodular toxic goiter or hashitoxicosis. A decreased uptake could be due to subacute thyroiditis, iodine or amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis among others. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
PET scan said: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum.
What does that mean?
Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease?. What did your doctor tell you about the meaning of your PET scan report? FDG uptake is normal for the heart....lack of it might indicate a scar or damage to the heart muscle...but you do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
I had a bone scan done recently I'm trying to see what results mean the findings say homogenous uptake throughout skeleton seen what does it mean?
Homogenous = normal:
The term "homogenous" means something similar to consistent or equal. If there is homogenous uptake throughout the skeleton it means there are no abnormal areas of "high uptake" or "hot spots" such as bone cancers.
Therefore, homogenous uptake in the skeleton is considered normal. Still, have a discussion with the doctor who ordered the scan as they will have a better understanding of your case. ...Read more
I am on levothyroxin 88mcg. But dr wants me to do the uptake scan, is this just for hyper or also hypo? Was told my T4 was high from last weeks blood
Thyroid scan: I use it for hyperthyroidism diagnosis. Not sure the rationale for this test in your case. If you are on thyroid supplement and your T4 is high, I would lower it and recheck in 6 weeks. If normal, I'd not do the scan. I cannot comment on your doc's decision since I don't know the full story. ...Read more
Please can you explain what this means: Pet scan showed right lower lobe lesion with increased uptake SUVMAX20. Measuring 5x5cm &the right cervical ad?
PET Scan...: This PET scan is saying there is a lesion measuring 5x5 centimeters that is active physiologically-that is, it is using the isotope given during the scan. The lesion is located in the right lung, near the bottom. There are also some enlarged lymph nodes. This needs to be followed up closely because, although it may be benign, malignancy needs to be ruled out. A biopsy is likely the next step. ...Read more
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