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Hi could you please explain what "moderately intense increased tracer uptake at the L5-S1 level of the lumbar spine and L4-5 level and right hip joint?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Bone scan?

Did you have a bone scan done? Assuming that is the case, a chemical (tracer) is injected into the body and will "light up" anywhere there is increased bone activity (increased tracer uptake).
Causes of intense increased uptake usually are seen with a fracture, some metastatic lesions, and infections of the bone. Moderate uptake can be seen in arthritic joints such as possibly your hip and back

In brief: Bone scan?

Did you have a bone scan done? Assuming that is the case, a chemical (tracer) is injected into the body and will "light up" anywhere there is increased bone activity (increased tracer uptake).
Causes of intense increased uptake usually are seen with a fracture, some metastatic lesions, and infections of the bone. Moderate uptake can be seen in arthritic joints such as possibly your hip and back
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