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What Do Dark Spots on a Bone Scan Mean?

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Dark spots on a bone scan should be evaluated by a doctor. These can mean different things and should always be evaluated by a professional. The doctor will do further testing and make recommendations.
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I'm not 100 percent sure, but I believe that the "dark spots" often called hot spots, refer to abnormal amounts of radionuclide in the bone, determining that it is infected
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Doctors order bone scans related to a number of conditions and complaints, including Paget's disease, bone cancer, cancer that has (or might have) metastasized, joint infections,
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You should be asking this question to your doctor. It can be a number of possibilities.
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"cold" spots, indicate a lack of blood supply to the bone certain
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