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 Post subject: Re: Nuclear medicine
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Like, full disclosure... they didn't even tell me why they are doing this really? Why do they do this, chums? What is it even for? Basically I saw this consultant dude and he was all like that teacher in frickin' Charlie Brown or whatever. Bwah bwah, Bhwah blergh bwah blah. Or some shiitake.

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 Post subject: Re: Nuclear medicine
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:50 pm 
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interrobang?! wrote:
Like, full disclosure... they didn't even tell me why they are doing this really? Why do they do this, chums? What is it even for? Basically I saw this consultant dude and he was all like that teacher in frickin' Charlie Brown or whatever. Bwah bwah, Bhwah blergh bwah blah. Or some shiitake.


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 Post subject: Re: Nuclear medicine
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:30 pm 
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you might have a microfracture or other bone problem that won't show up on an x-ray because it's too small or because it's hidden by other anatomical features or something like that. nuclear medicine can reveal an injury that other imaging won't catch, because all you're looking at is the relative density of the bound isotope. even if the area would look normal on an x-ray, the increased cell turnover and blood flow from any injury will cause more of the isotope to collect in that injured spot, and it'll show up on film as a higher-activity area relative to normal tissue. so it's still just a diagnostic test like other radiology procedures, but it's a step up in terms of sensitivity. they start with simpler stuff because, you know, why bother with all this nonsense if you can see what you need to see on an x-ray that takes two minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Nuclear medicine
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:38 pm 
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interrobang?! wrote:
Like, full disclosure... they didn't even tell me why they are doing this really? Why do they do this, chums? What is it even for? Basically I saw this consultant dude and he was all like that teacher in frickin' Charlie Brown or whatever. Bwah bwah, Bhwah blergh bwah blah. Or some shiitake.

Oh, NHS. I love you even though you give me tests without telling me why or what they are or explaining the results, or even telling me anything other than the results were fine. Seriously, half the time they don't even want to tell me what my blood pressure is ("fine", "good", and "a bit high" don't count). But it's still better than US healthcare.

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 Post subject: Re: Nuclear medicine
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Oh, NHS. I love you even though you give me tests without telling me why or what they are or explaining the results, or even telling me anything other than the results were fine. Seriously, half the time they don't even want to tell me what my blood pressure is ("fine", "good", and "a bit high" don't count). But it's still better than US healthcare.
I was once told "everything came back negative" without being told what I was being tested for. But, whatever it was, I didn't have it!

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