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Old 08-05-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
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Bone scan results Positive or Not.

I just received a copy of my bone scan that was done yesterday. The only thing is I don't understand what it means. My doctor's appt. is not until next Monday and this is going to drive me crazy til then. Maybe someone has heard of the findings and can help me. It say "whole body blood pool images demonstrate a homogeneous pattern of uptake in the solf tissues. "
At the top under indications: it reads "RSD" Would anyone know if this is a positive result for RSD or is it not? thanks

 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but I'm sure someone will come along that will. Have you tried doing internet searches, often times those can help with answers to medical tests. - Jessica

 
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Old 08-05-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hi,

These are just my thoughts on this...I would take that as a "no RSD." Homogeneous means "same" and I would think that as they used the term, it meant that the uptake was the same throughout where they tested. The "indications" part....I took that to mean that that's what they were looking to diagnose or rule out with the test. Again, this is just how I took it, but I could be wrong. Maybe someone will have some real knowledge on this. Good luck. Hope your appointment comes fast.

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Re: Bone scan results Positive or Not.

Hi Cheryl,
I was thinking along the same lines as Sharon. Definitely just a guess through practical reasoning, but it's funny we were thinking the same thing.

Please let us know what the official results are.

Take care,
Julie

 
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Big surprise there, Julie .

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Old 08-06-2004, 02:45 AM   #6
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Re: Bone scan results Positive or Not.

You can have RSD but it not intrude the bone, right? Maybe it was used as a diagnostic tool to see how far it has progressed since you can get osteoporosis with this blasted stuff? Where it read "indication" I figure that the doc gave RSD as a diagnosis to have the test ran. Just my thoughts
Fran

 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:55 AM   #7
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Re: Bone scan results Positive or Not.

Hi Cheryl,
I just looked up my bone scan results and this is what mine said:

"Increased activity in a periarticular pattern compatible with reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Marked increased activity in the carpal bones of the left wrist. Addititionally there is periarticular increased activity in the MCP joints and interphalangeal joints. Findings would be consistent with reflex sympathetic dystrophy."

Because your report said 'homogenous' as compared to mine which said 'increased' is what makes me think they'll say no RSD.

But, even if they say your scan says no RSD, that doesn't mean you don't have RSD. There are a lot of people here with RSD who had a negative bone scan. It's not that I hope you have RSD - not at all! I'm just saying that it's still possible.

Yes, Sharon, what a surprise!

Take care,
Julie

 
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