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Are all bone scan hot spots some sort of cancer?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Hot spots on bone scan may reflect trauma, arthritis, infection, inflammation, post-surgical changes and cancer.

In brief: No

Hot spots on bone scan may reflect trauma, arthritis, infection, inflammation, post-surgical changes and cancer.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No -Nonspecific

Called "false positives" when this is the case.
Can be in joints (common); prior fractures; benign bony abnormalities. Next step may be mri, plain x-rays or biopsy t better characterize or define cause.

In brief: No -Nonspecific

Called "false positives" when this is the case.
Can be in joints (common); prior fractures; benign bony abnormalities. Next step may be mri, plain x-rays or biopsy t better characterize or define cause.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Hot spots indicate increased bone metabolism or artifact or urine pooling.
Hot spots in the bone can indicate cancer, trauma, arthritis, infection, or altered metabolism (hypermetabolism) from other diseases.

In brief: No

Hot spots indicate increased bone metabolism or artifact or urine pooling.
Hot spots in the bone can indicate cancer, trauma, arthritis, infection, or altered metabolism (hypermetabolism) from other diseases.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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