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I'm trying to get someone to take a look at a nuclear bone

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I'm trying to get someone to take a look at a nuclear bone scan
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Are you real?
JA: No. I'm the Doctor's Assistant.
Customer: I need a radiologist to read a nuclear bone scan
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

I am a radiation oncology cancer doctor and look at nuclear bone scans all the time in my patients.

do you have an image you can upload here?

how old are you?

why did you have this scan done?

do you have pain in your bones?

do you have a history of arthritis?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I can upload.
I'm 59 Years Old
Ive been having pain in my lower back, legs and hips.
No history of arthritis
very painful. Hold on and I can upload.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Here is the image I took off of the computer screen. Blood work looks bad. I can't wait until next week to have some sort of idea of what's going on, that's why I'm on here. I hope you can zoom in on the picture.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The rheumatologist ordered the scan looking for paget's disease. I have a CT ordered with an oncologist but insurance won't approve it until this is done.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

the monitor needs to be better windowed. the contrast is a bit bright.

but I suspect it is a normal scan.

I bet your bone scan report will come back normal. but without windowing, you can miss some arthritis in your lower back or legs

a CT scan is needed to check for pagets disease of the bone which is rare.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's a bad picture. It's glowing all the way down my spine and on my buttocks in the rear view. Something's not right. I can hardly walk.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

I told you that the brightness on the bone scan is nor properly windowed.

you have to wait for your bone scan report.

and your doctor also wants to get a CT scan of your bones as well.

you need to get copies of your blood work as well to check for rheumatoid arthritis and other spine inflammatory conditions.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

you are welcome

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