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White Spots On Bone Scan
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
Maybe not: Areas if increased uptake can be caused by a number of different things. Fractures can do this as well as arthritis (if near a joint), infection and yes cancer can do this also...But other bone lesions that are not considered malignant can also do this. This is why it is so important to see your doctor, who can put this information together with your history, symptoms and results from other tests. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sacrum x-ray shows a few small black dots on lower pelvic bone & 2 large white encapsulated spots in pelvic space, what could these anomalies be?
Xray: xrays of the sacrum also will show signs of gas and particles in the large intestine. An xray takes 3 dimensions and reduces it to 2 dimensions, overlaying multiple structures into a flat image, distorting things to some degree. Pelvic phleboliths (vascular calicifications) are common. The sacrum also has foraminae where nerves pass, which may appear as dark spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tricky: Not all cancers are bright on pet scans and not all bright activity in a pet scan is cancer. Inflammation/infection can also show bright activity. Pet scans are performed in conjugation with ct (pet/ct) and though pet is great for detecting metabolism, its specificity is not as great. Reading a pet requires care/skill. Normal activity is seen in the brain, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder. ...Read more
There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?
Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?
Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Tonsil cancers can present as a non painful swelling in the neck. You might be able to see something on your tonsil as well. It could just be an infection or calicification. This type of cancer is rising in your age group due to it's association with hpv. Get checked out by an ear nose and throat specialist for an appropriate evaluation. ...Read more
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