Bone Scan

Bone Scan

Postby MikeDCross » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:32 am

Hi

My normal consultant referred me to another endocrinologist, who immediately ordered a Bone Density scan, as she said it should have been done when I was diagnosed with Pituitary failure.

I do not claim to understand the results of on the scan report; so I asked my consultants

Consultant 1 - the results show very poor density
Consultant 2 - The results look normal for someone of my age
Consultant 3 - They are good results, and show I have strong bones.

I do not understand how 3 people can see the same report and have 3 totally different outcome.

Has anyone else had this?

Any idea what "good" looks like?

How often should I expect to have a Bone Density Scan?

Thanks
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Re: Bone Scan

Postby steve » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:44 am

Hi Mike,
Can you post the T scores? And/Or have a look at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dexa-scan/what-happens/
Regards, Steve
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Re: Bone Scan

Postby Marc_U » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi Mike,

Those last two consultants sound alot like the GP that my Nan had:

When she was in her mid 80s, she asked her GP: How her heart was?

His response: "It is very good for her age."

She was furious, as that answer basically told her nothing, and was practically worthless, and she told him so.

I hope that you get some better clarity regarding your scan results soon.

Regards,

Marc
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Re: Bone Scan

Postby MikeDCross » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:48 am

Marc

They appear to have settled on - better than the average.

Thanks

Mike
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