MK, my bone scan from 2004 indicated that there was "solitary focus of ratiotracer uptatke at the sternomanubiral is not an uncommon identical finding. Ifthe clinical suspcion for metastatic disease persists, sternal CT for further detail is recommended."
In the findings, it said "there is focal radiotracer update at the level of the sternomanubrial joint which is not uncommon...and may be related to degenerative joint disease or ossification center."
So like Bev's report...mine just states if and where there is uptake of the tracer, or increased activity. The CT gave a different view and confirmed no metastatic activity but instead an arthritic thing going on.
So...the bone scan won't say much, but other tests will confirm what is what.
You sound like you are hanging in there, which is a good thing!
Bev, what's this about
your shoulder??? And yes, my sternomanubrial joint pain from 3 years ago was determined to be osteoarthritis, probably radiation damage. It was confirmed from the CT but not the bone scan.